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29 Apr 16, 2:14pm
Tender of NZ$150 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$612 mln; high coverage ratio but lowest ratio of successful to total bids so far; weighted average yield falls to 3.17% (previously 3.36%)
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28 Apr 16, 4:55pm
Some KiwiSaver investors have now doubled their money after tax and fees; lack of NZ shares and alternative investments are hurting some funds
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25 Apr 16, 9:03am
Our comprehensive review of regular savings returns to March 31, 2016 for Aggressive KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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23 Apr 16, 5:02am
A look at the AMP KiwiSaver scheme that attempts to fend off circling sharks with an exclusive bundled insurance offering
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22 Apr 16, 2:17pm
Our comprehensive review of KiwiSaver Growth funds to March 31, 2016 identifies the top performers
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21 Apr 16, 2:20pm
Latest 2020 Government nominal tender #568; recent trend of leaving unsatisfied demand continues; average weighted accepted yield continues to decline, now 2.20% (previously 2.26%)
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21 Apr 16, 11:11am
Our comprehensive review of Balanced KiwiSaver fund returns to March 31, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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20 Apr 16, 11:04am
Our comprehensive review of Moderate fund regular savings returns as at March 31, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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19 Apr 16, 1:59pm
Our comprehensive review of Conservative KiwiSaver fund performance to March 31, 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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14 Apr 16, 2:11pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender; yield and coverage ratio holding steady; small number of successful bids
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13 Apr 16, 12:27pm
Our comprehensive review of Default KiwiSaver fund performance to March 2016, identifying who has the best long-term returns
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9 Apr 16, 7:00am
Craig Simpson reviews global markets and sets the scene for what KiwiSaver investors should be expecting from their funds at the end of Q1
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6 Apr 16, 2:20pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 36; paltry number of successful bids; average weighted yield 3.2%, average weighted coverage ratio high at 4.0x
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24 Mar 16, 2:09pm
Tender of NZ$100 mln 2033's received bids for NZ$272 mln but has low number of successful bids; weighted average yield 3.36% (previously 3.31%)
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17 Mar 16, 2:12pm
Many disappointed punters at latest 2020 Government nominal tender; coverage ratio over seven times; average weighted accepted yield drops further to 2.26% (previously 2.56%)
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11 Mar 16, 2:13pm
September 2035 Government inflation linked tender sees average weighted yield at 2.2%; investor interest picks up as NZ real yields remain attractive
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2 Mar 16, 9:56am
Craig Simpson highlights some flaws in the FMA's new risk indicator and the potential for risk under-estimation
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25 Feb 16, 2:11pm
First bond tender of NZ$100 mln 2033's well received with bids for NZ$370mln; weighted average yield 3.31%
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18 Feb 16, 2:13pm
First 2020 Government nominal tender for 2016 sees coverage ratio rise again on strong demand; average weighted accepted yield drops to 2.56% (previously 2.87%)
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17 Feb 16, 2:20pm
Latest Tender Results - LGFA Bond Tender Number 35; popular across all maturities, especially 2023's; average weighted accepted yield 3.8%
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