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24 Nov 16, 2:10pm
Tender 589 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$496 mln; demand for long-dated bonds remains strong but coverage ratio slips; average weighted yield 3.55% (previously 2.98%)
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18 Nov 16, 9:14am
Fonterra raises forecast of milk price for current season to $6.00 from $5.25; total payout to farmers now seen in $6.50 to $6.60 range before retentions
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17 Nov 16, 2:09pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #588; average weighted accepted yield 2.88% (previously 2.52%) reflects rise in yields globally; solid coverage ratio but small number of successful bids
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17 Nov 16, 9:47am
Craig Simpson sees the US election result as being broadly positive for more aggressive KiwiSaver investor balances
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11 Nov 16, 2:11pm
September 2035 Government inflation-linked tender #587; weighted average yield 2.25% (1.9% previously) as global interest rates jump; highest coverage ratio for 6-months
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10 Nov 16, 2:36pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 42; wide spread on bidding yields; weighted coverage ratio rises to 2.9 times; average weighted yield jumps 10% to 3.3%
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27 Oct 16, 2:30pm
Tender 586 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$557 mln; demand for long-dated bonds remains strong; average weighted yield 2.98% (previously 2.75%)
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26 Oct 16, 11:38am
Fund returns remain strong; investors in Default funds getting better returns than other riskier funds; wide dispersion of long-run returns
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24 Oct 16, 8:31am
Our comprehensive review of regular savings returns to September 30, 2016 for Aggressive KiwiSaver funds
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21 Oct 16, 8:48am
Our comprehensive review of KiwiSaver Growth funds to September 30, 2016 identifies the top performers
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20 Oct 16, 2:19pm
NZ Govt Bond Tender #585; spike in yield and coverage ratio; $922 mln worth of bids received; average weighted accepted yield 2.52% (previously 2.38%)
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20 Oct 16, 7:13am
Our comprehensive review of Balanced KiwiSaver fund returns to September 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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19 Oct 16, 8:44am
Our comprehensive review of Moderate fund regular savings returns as at September 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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18 Oct 16, 5:02am
Our comprehensive review of Conservative KiwiSaver fund performance to September 30, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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14 Oct 16, 12:13pm
Our comprehensive review of Default KiwiSaver fund performance to September 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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13 Oct 16, 2:18pm
September 2035 Government inflation-linked tender #584; yield climbs to 1.9% (1.67% previously); Westpac sees inflation as having bottomed and calculated breakeven point for this maturity attractive
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5 Oct 16, 2:21pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 41; Investor demand in longer dated bonds; weighted coverage ratio 2.5 times; average weighted yield steady at 3%
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3 Oct 16, 12:35pm
Craig Simpson discovers middle New Zealand can't buy a house using their KiwiSaver account and expect to have a comfortable retirement. And a much higher contribution rate may also be needed
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26 Sep 16, 3:58pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday: Workers more confident; blowout trade deficit; 12% of new lending to first home buyers; bank removes sales incentives & soggy start to week for Asian shares
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23 Sep 16, 2:11pm
Tender 583 of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$811 mln; punters just can't get enough of this maturity; coverage ratio 5.4x; average weighted yield jumps to 2.75% (previously 2.56%)
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