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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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Take the opportunity to clean out clutter and move to a simpler life

Written by Michael Beech on August 30th, 2017.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431When managing investments it is advisable to do away with unnecessary clutter. Often a simple strategy is the best strategy.

 

Investment strategy's impact on net return

Written by Michael Beech on May 29th, 2017.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431When an investor is considering the cost of an investment they need to dig a lot deeper than just the management fees.

If an investment is inefficiently managed it will probably have a much bigger impact on net return than management fees.
 

NZ Budget 2017: Business growth agenda

Written by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

budget-789The Government’s plan for growth is sensible conservative fiscal policy, strong orthodox monetary policy, and an ongoing programme of microeconomic reform that enhances the competitiveness and confidence of Kiwi businesses.

It is crucial that we pull on all three of these levers.

 

How should investors respond to the outcome of the US election?

Written by Michael Beech CFA on November 29th, 2016.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-841-571Not for the first time this year, a significant news event has confounded the expectations of many pundits. How should investors respond to the outcome of the US election?
 

Knowing the difference between speculative opinion and actual fact helps investors keep their nerve

Written by Michael Beech on August 30th, 2016.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-841-571When news breaks and markets move, content-starved media often invite talking heads to muse on the repercussions.

Knowing the difference between this speculative opinion and actual facts can help investors keep their nerve.
 

When managing your investments it’s important to consider the downside

Written by Michael Beech on May 30th, 2016.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-393Do you ever listen to the news and find yourself thinking that the world has gone to the dogs? The roll call of depressing headlines seems endless.

But look beyond what the media calls 'news' and there also are a lot of things going right.
 

You can always find a reason for not investing

Written by Michael Beech on February 15th, 2016.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-393Have you ever seen a child standing tentatively at the edge of a swimming pool? She's torn between her desire to join the gang in the water and her fear of diving in.

In committing to the market, investors can be like that.
 

Which hat are you wearing?

Written by Michael Beech on November 10th, 2015.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-841-571People with many hats require many different investment solutions. In our opinion, that's a good thing.
 

What about Greece from an investor's perspective

Written by Michael Beech on August 19th, 2015.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-841-571The world's markets and media financial pages have been consumed recently by the stand-off between debt-laden Greece and its international lenders over the conditions of any further bailout.

New Alliotts Financial Advisor and Investment Specialist Michael Beech flags some key points to keep in mind.

 

Alliott NZ adds wealth advisory specialist

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 14th, 2015.      0 comments

Michael Beech CFA-841-571​Offering expert wealth management advice to individuals, families and charitable trusts, Michael Beech works with Alliotts clients to provide a one-stop-shop.

Michael believes that good advice starts with an in-depth knowledge of an individual’s circumstances so he is proficient at identifying specific needs and tailoring a wealth strategy to suit. 
 

Doing business in New Zealand?

Written by Greg Millar on July 20th, 2015.      0 comments

0715 nz budget alliotts ad-27NZ's recent Budget shows it’s still a good time to invest in New Zealand with a surplus forecast in 2016, low inflation and good economic growth. 

Alliott NZ in Auckland is a well-established firm with a solid track record in helping Australian businesses successfully set up in New Zealand - over 50 of them so far.

Our NZ Budget 2015 summary has been specially created so you can discuss the opportunities with any clients who might be looking to grow or expand overseas. 
 

Investing your money

Written by David Burt - Investment Specialist on June 12th, 2015.      0 comments

interest rates-469-101Finally the NZ Reserve Bank is lowering interest rates, just as it seems the US is about to start raising rates.  How does this affect a Kiwi investor?
 

Investing your money - Black Gold

Written by David Burt - Investment Specialist on December 3rd, 2014.      0 comments

April 1980 and April 2011 have something in common.  In both months oil peaked at US$116[1]   and then fell.  At the time of writing it is US$75[2] (US$145 in June 08).  Large movements in oil prices can have huge impacts on markets and our lives, and not just at the gas station.
 
For investors, key drivers of almost all investment-relevant prices are in inflation and interest rates.  With oil plummeting, inflation expectations are also falling (as though they were not already low).  And a low inflation outlook means interest rates will be lower than otherwise, which directly affects how markets price your investments in properties, bonds and shares.
 

Investing your money: Is it time to send your money on an OE?

Written by David Burt - Investment Specialist on September 16th, 2014.      0 comments

Visualise a $2 coin sitting on a table. This represents the size of the share market in New Zealand.

Now compare that to an enormous pile of $2 coins on the same table. It reaches all the way to the ceiling and through the hole it’s made in it. This represents the rest of the world’s share markets.

The big pile is impossible to ignore.
 

Investing your money: Surf where the waves are big?

Written by David Burt - Investment Specialist on July 8th, 2014.      0 comments

Clients often ask me where in the world they should invest and the saying “Surf where the waves are big” sometimes springs to mind. If you want a big reward, you need to be where the action is.

So where is the investment action right now?  Where should you start to look?