Below you will find some recent articles either prepared by Martin or where he has commented on topical issues.
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.
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.
Stuff - February 18 2018
Maynard Keynes explained market volatility in terms of "animal spirits".
These "spirits" (or emotions) drive markets more than calm, rational analysis, and our instinctive herding behaviour magnifies the swings out of proportion.
Our emotions and our tendency to herd together mean that a minor correction which should remain a mild advance or retreat, swells to a full-blown stampede.
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