Media articles

Below you will find some recent articles either prepared by Martin or where he has commented on topical issues.

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Should you invest in an asset class at a bad time in the market cycle just to achieve diversification? Jenée Tibshraeny asks Martin Hawes

Have a look at this interesting article from, Martin Hawes and Jenee Tibshraeny cover an asset allocation scenario and discuss portfolio diversification.  

Is it fair that if you keep working when you're over 65 your employer doesn't have to contribute to your KiwiSaver account? Martin Hawes thinks not and wants a law change

Martin Hawes, is calling for the Government to go a step further in tweaking legislation to allow over 65-year-olds to join KiwiSaver. 

NZ Herald: How is your KiwiSaver fund performing?

Kiwis can dig into the performance of their KiwiSaver fund with a new tool released by investment watchdog the Financial Markets Authority.

KiwiSaver Tracker
The FMA has published KiwiSaver data in an interactive format to prompt discussion, engagement and debate on the relationship between investment risk, returns and fees.

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Martin's latest article: Saving, the path to wealth for most of us

Stuff - March 4 2018

In this, my last column for the Sunday Star-Times, I come back to something which has been a common theme: making the most of your money and becoming wealthy.

If you are serious about becoming wealthy, you had best start saving.

That is according to a five-year study by Thomas Corley who interviewed 177 self-made millionaires (it is also my own belief based on experience).

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Previous articles 

Martin Hawes: Algorithms taking the 'animal spirits out of sharemarket fortunes, Stuff - February 18 2018

Martin Hawes: Sharemarket downturn can be an opportunity if you're prepared, Stuff - February 11 2018

Martin Hawes: Retirement can take many shapes, Stuff - February 4 2018

Martin Hawes: You don't have to wait for New Year's Day to revamp your finances, Stuff - January 21 2018

Martin Hawes: Having all your eggs in one basket is for the young, Stuff - December 17 2017

Martin Hawes: Finding the Goldilocks zone for life cover (while hoping you'll never need it), Stuff - December 10 2017

Martin Hawes: Don't be fooled by the 'wealth effect' of a rising house value, Stuff - December 3 2017

Martin Hawes: Despite jitters, good times continue for global sharemarkets, Stuff - November 26 2017

Martin Hawes: Don't put all your eggs in one investment basket, Stuff - November 19 2017

Martin Hawes: Perfect storm forming against property investors, Stuff - November 5 2017


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