Where to from here...the post-election SOE sell-off. Join us at 1pm today for another live web chat with fund manager Brian Gaynor.

Where to from here...the post-election SOE sell-off. Join us at 1pm today for another live web chat with fund manager Brian Gaynor.

New Zealand investors have been promised a front seat when the family silver is put to auction but is it worth adding to your portfolio?

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. for a live web interactive with Brian Gaynor who will share his views and answers questions about the SOE sell-off means for investors.

Gaynor is chairman of Milford's Investment Committee. He also manages the Milford Aggressive Fund and Milford Aggressive KiwiSaver Fund.

He was formerly Partner and Head of Research at stockbrokers Jarden & Co, a member of the New Zealand Stock Exchange, Chairman of the New Zealand Society of Investment Analysts and Chairman of the Asian Securities Analysts Council.

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Fabulous....all I need is sound!

Found this:

 "In one camp, are those who, like François and yourself, say that nothing is more important than preventing a collapse of the Euro. In the other camp, the Germans say that nothing is more important than upholding the international treaties, and maintaining the supremacy of the law over the pressure of short-term solutions.

Now because of its unfortunate history, this debate can get emotional very quickly in Germany. Indeed, more than any other people, the Germans have suffered from adopting the second view, with huge negative consequences for Europe and the world. As a nation, it is thus my impression that Germany has come to the conclusion that, at the end of the day, one should never tamper with the law, whatever short-term benefits such tampering might bring.

If we apply this distinction to what money is, those who believe that money is a tool which belongs to the political sphere and can be manipulated to meet political goals, justify their destruction of money by an ethic of responsibility (fighting unemployment, creating economic growth, etc). For what it is worth, let’s call them “Keynesians”. On the ethic of conviction, we have the Bundesbank and the German population (but not so much the German political system) who say that money is a common good which does not belong to the state, and that the economy has to adapt to this reality, and not the other way around. Let us call them the “Austrians”.



Here in NZ we try to survive with RBNZ/govt/bank policies that regard our money as a "tool".........that explains why we get screwed with debasement and the usual splurging fiscal farce.