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Articles by Craig Simpson


What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; Westpac's 18-month mortgage special; Cullen funds growing rapidly; FMA a respected regulator; Countdown cleared of bullying; Harbour on China

NZ Govt Bond tender number 531 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$771 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.26% (previously 4.09%)

KiwiSaver cream of the crop

KiwiSaver has now been going long enough to clearly show that over a long timeframe, more 'risk' can deliver 'better rewards'; we identify the top performing funds in each risk category

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 530 results

Intense interest in Government inflation linked tender sees only 6.8% of bids accepted; average weighted accepted yield 2.55% (previously 2.56%)

What happened Wednesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; RaboDirect cuts deposit rates; LVR restrictions stay; RBNZ wants banks to hold more capital, sees no property bubble in Auckland

What happened Tuesday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; rents up 6%; Kiwis spend $6.4 billion on their plastic; Truckometer full steam ahead; no global growth impetus

Conservative funds being left behind

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for conservative KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

Some moderate funds deliver over 8% returns

We review the regular savings returns as at September 30, 2014 for moderate funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; TSB drops mortgage rates, House price growth slowing; NZDMO tenders $1.5 bln of inflation indexed bonds; Australian unemployment flat

Strong bidding across maturities

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 24

Solid returns for reduced risk

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for balanced KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns. There are some standouts

Friday's guest Top 10

Craig Simpson on Putin is no Hitler; regulating monopolies; Europe going down Japan's road; a world beating NZ Pinot; gold & reserves; big business cronyism & Money for Nothing

Very good returns for less risk a real option

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for Growth KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

Cracking returns from aggressive KiwiSaver funds

We review regular savings returns to September 30, 2014 for aggressive KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

NZ Govt Bond tender number 529 results

Latest bond tender of NZ$300 mln 2027's received bids for NZ$824 mln with an average weighted yield of 4.09%

The hunt for a socially responsible KiwiSaver

Craig Simpson reviews the Socially Responsible Funds available in KiwiSaver in the wake of ASB closing the FirstChoice Global Sustainability Fund

Inflation Indexed Bond tender number 528 results

Smallest Government inflation linked tender in 2014 still draws plenty of support with the average weighted accepted yield recorded at 2.56% (previously 2.67%)

KiwiSaver money go-round

FMA concerned transfers between KiwiSaver providers have almost doubled over past 12 months

Long dated LGFA bonds in demand

Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 23

Australasian shares and property winners

We review the regular savings returns for aggressive & growth KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns