David Chaston

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David Chaston is the publisher of interest.co.nz and is commited to ensuring readers get the latest information on interest rates, and the forces that move them.

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Articles by David Chaston

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14th Jan 21, 10:54am
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Residential building consents jump in November, partly as COVID catchup, partly encouraged by very strong demand for housing where supply is very constrained
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Residential building consents jump in November, partly as COVID catchup, partly encouraged by very strong demand for housing where supply is very constrained
14th Jan 21, 10:54am
14th Jan 21, 10:13am
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Electricity pricing deal will keep the Southland aluminium smelter open for another four years, but it still needs the Government to concede transmission pricing levels
Electricity pricing deal will keep the Southland aluminium smelter open for another four years, but it still needs the Government to concede transmission pricing levels
14th Jan 21, 10:13am
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14th Jan 21, 7:19am
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US inflation tame; US mortgage applications surge; Japanese machine tool orders strong; Shanghai house sales jump; Aussie job ad levels rise; UST 10yr at 1.10%; oil stable and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.9 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
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US inflation tame; US mortgage applications surge; Japanese machine tool orders strong; Shanghai house sales jump; Aussie job ad levels rise; UST 10yr at 1.10%; oil stable and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.9 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
14th Jan 21, 7:19am
13th Jan 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no retail rate changes, labour force growth stalls, truckometer decelerates, commodity prices up, swaps hold, NZD firms, & more
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no retail rate changes, labour force growth stalls, truckometer decelerates, commodity prices up, swaps hold, NZD firms, & more
13th Jan 21, 3:59pm
13th Jan 21, 7:31am
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US retail sales slip, layoffs rise; China debt growth slows; lithium prices surge; India industrial production slumps; Australia bans Chinese investment; UST 10yr at 1.16%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
US retail sales slip, layoffs rise; China debt growth slows; lithium prices surge; India industrial production slumps; Australia bans Chinese investment; UST 10yr at 1.16%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
13th Jan 21, 7:31am
12th Jan 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no response to Westpac yet, more MIQ testing, milk price forecast raised, swaps firm, NZD soft, & more
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; no response to Westpac yet, more MIQ testing, milk price forecast raised, swaps firm, NZD soft, & more
12th Jan 21, 3:59pm
12th Jan 21, 2:14pm
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An explainer of bank capital, how it is regulated and set, and how it has changed over recent years, especially the buffering freeboard levels
An explainer of bank capital, how it is regulated and set, and how it has changed over recent years, especially the buffering freeboard levels
12th Jan 21, 2:14pm
12th Jan 21, 7:19am
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US Fed's surplus grows; US expects more inflation; China gets less inflation; Aussie retail sales jump; equities slip; UST 10yr at 1.14%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
US Fed's surplus grows; US expects more inflation; China gets less inflation; Aussie retail sales jump; equities slip; UST 10yr at 1.14%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.2
12th Jan 21, 7:19am
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11th Jan 21, 4:59pm
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Bitcoin smashes records in reverse today with eye-watering declines in a very short period
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Bitcoin smashes records in reverse today with eye-watering declines in a very short period
11th Jan 21, 4:59pm
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11th Jan 21, 3:59pm
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; big New Year rate cut, jobs decline, retail bifurcates, bank depositors go short, NZX50 dives, yields soft, NZD softer, & more
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; big New Year rate cut, jobs decline, retail bifurcates, bank depositors go short, NZX50 dives, yields soft, NZD softer, & more
11th Jan 21, 3:59pm
11th Jan 21, 8:18am
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Encouraged by the RBNZ, one major bank offers a 2.29% one year fixed home loan rate. It is almost certain to signal a new round of mortgage rate cuts that will juice up the already-hot housing market
Encouraged by the RBNZ, one major bank offers a 2.29% one year fixed home loan rate. It is almost certain to signal a new round of mortgage rate cuts that will juice up the already-hot housing market
11th Jan 21, 8:18am
11th Jan 21, 7:19am
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IMF's China review warns on dangers of unsustainable debt-based growth; Taiwan's export rise extends; US backs down on tech tax; US jobs shrink; UST 10yr at 1.10%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
IMF's China review warns on dangers of unsustainable debt-based growth; Taiwan's export rise extends; US backs down on tech tax; US jobs shrink; UST 10yr at 1.10%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.6
11th Jan 21, 7:19am
9th Jan 21, 1:24pm
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Gold and other precious metals are out of favour as asset bubbles mushroom everywhere on huge stimulus, and prospects of much more very soon. Is this the time to buy up now ahead of the 'inevitable' crash?
Gold and other precious metals are out of favour as asset bubbles mushroom everywhere on huge stimulus, and prospects of much more very soon. Is this the time to buy up now ahead of the 'inevitable' crash?
9th Jan 21, 1:24pm
9th Jan 21, 8:45am
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US non-farm payrolls disappoint; ditto for Canada; Taiwan's export prowess continues; the IMF warns on China distortions; UST 10yr at 1.10%; oil up but gold slumps; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
US non-farm payrolls disappoint; ditto for Canada; Taiwan's export prowess continues; the IMF warns on China distortions; UST 10yr at 1.10%; oil up but gold slumps; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
9th Jan 21, 8:45am
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8th Jan 21, 10:03am
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Bitcoin smashes records in super-quick time, not all of them on the upside. But the trend is ever higher
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Bitcoin smashes records in super-quick time, not all of them on the upside. But the trend is ever higher
8th Jan 21, 10:03am
8th Jan 21, 7:29am
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Biden takes over some huge and growing US economic problems; Australia records improving economic data; China races to join TPP; UST 10yr at 1.08%; oil stable and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
Biden takes over some huge and growing US economic problems; Australia records improving economic data; China races to join TPP; UST 10yr at 1.08%; oil stable and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.5 USc; TWI-5 = 73.7
8th Jan 21, 7:29am
7th Jan 21, 10:53am
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2020 vehicle sales dive in a pandemic-undermined year, wrecked by tourism and supply issues. Worse, they ended on a weakening trend
2020 vehicle sales dive in a pandemic-undermined year, wrecked by tourism and supply issues. Worse, they ended on a weakening trend
7th Jan 21, 10:53am
7th Jan 21, 7:26am
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US dollar slips as bond yields, commodities and equities rise; Japanese confidence sinks again; China encourages offshore spending; UST 10yr at 1.05%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 72.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.8
US dollar slips as bond yields, commodities and equities rise; Japanese confidence sinks again; China encourages offshore spending; UST 10yr at 1.05%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 72.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73.8
7th Jan 21, 7:26am
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6th Jan 21, 10:25am
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Barfoots finishes 2020 strongly with sales volumes up +28% and median price exceeding $1 mln for the first time
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Barfoots finishes 2020 strongly with sales volumes up +28% and median price exceeding $1 mln for the first time
6th Jan 21, 10:25am
6th Jan 21, 7:31am
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Dairy prices rise for fourth straight time; US retail and factory data positive; World Bank downgrades growth again, but China a bright spot; UST 10yr at 0.96%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
Dairy prices rise for fourth straight time; US retail and factory data positive; World Bank downgrades growth again, but China a bright spot; UST 10yr at 0.96%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.4 USc; TWI-5 = 73.4
6th Jan 21, 7:31am
5th Jan 21, 3:29pm
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David Chaston points out that the new 39% income tax rate won't work as intended. It will just re-incentivise the housing distortion, sad because the real answer has been in plain sight for a decade
David Chaston points out that the new 39% income tax rate won't work as intended. It will just re-incentivise the housing distortion, sad because the real answer has been in plain sight for a decade
5th Jan 21, 3:29pm
5th Jan 21, 7:54am
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World factories ended 2020 expanding; China focuses on food security - again; Aussie house prices up, except for high-density housing; UST 10yr at 0.91%; oil down and gold jumps; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73
World factories ended 2020 expanding; China focuses on food security - again; Aussie house prices up, except for high-density housing; UST 10yr at 0.91%; oil down and gold jumps; NZ$1 = 71.7 USc; TWI-5 = 73
5th Jan 21, 7:54am
4th Jan 21, 8:26am
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US Congress avoids a jobless benefits mess; China distorts food and commodity prices; China tells banks to cap mortgage risks; UST 10yr at 0.92%; oil holds and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
US Congress avoids a jobless benefits mess; China distorts food and commodity prices; China tells banks to cap mortgage risks; UST 10yr at 0.92%; oil holds and gold up; NZ$1 = 71.8 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
4th Jan 21, 8:26am
31st Dec 20, 9:36am
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2020 might have delivered an unexpected horror run, but now it is behind us it is time to record what you think will happen in 2021 (and to check how well your 2020 predictions worked out)
2020 might have delivered an unexpected horror run, but now it is behind us it is time to record what you think will happen in 2021 (and to check how well your 2020 predictions worked out)
31st Dec 20, 9:36am
31st Dec 20, 8:32am
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A record US trade deficit; US business commitment hesitates; Americans optimistic long-term; South Korea struggles; global food prices at 6yr high; UST 10yr at 0.93%; oil holds and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
A record US trade deficit; US business commitment hesitates; Americans optimistic long-term; South Korea struggles; global food prices at 6yr high; UST 10yr at 0.93%; oil holds and gold up; NZ$1 = 72.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73.3
31st Dec 20, 8:32am

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