Markets go up and down. History proves it. Almost anyone with a gram of economic education knows it. It’s called the economic cycle. Here’s how it works.
Today we are living in the tail end of what could be called the greatest gold rush of all time. But instead of gold, our prosperity is riding on the backs of technological and industrial…
Most economists work in the upper echelons of government, academia, or big corporate…and we have developed a certain job security by convincing folks that economics is a science. It isn’t.
Orr, Jones and friends seem to think that the economy needs jump-starting. Maybe it does…let’s look at the facts.
When the Great Financial Crisis hit in 2008, the RBNZ dropped the OCR by 6%. If something happened today, they only have 1.5% to work with.
A jittery response just now from the RBNZ. I’m surprised. I thought we were further from the cliff; on more solid ground.
How do you beat low Kiwi wages? Save whatever you can. Build a dividend-rich investment portfolio.
As I watch news of the Australian economy and property market tanking, I worry about our little patch in New Zealand. We’ve had a good run, and we’ve become complacent.
If you own land…or property…or stocks…or a business…you have just become a victim to the greedy, grubby hands of a government that can’t resist spending more of your money.
Interest rates are looking stable, but there’s another more sinister risk looming…It only takes one thing to go wrong and it can spiral out of control.
Today, let’s reach out to the fringes of the market…to the untested, novel ideas that may shape our future.
If China ever decides to cut off trade with New Zealand, we could potentially experience the collapse of our tourism, dairy and property markets overnight.
We believe the best way to serve you is to be both forward-thinking and highly cynical. Business journalists, on the other hand, do neither.
Could it be time to return to the good old days? Should we start paying heaps more taxes to pay for politicians like Sir Michael to ‘guide’ our lives?