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06 April 2021

Developers, drug dealers and money

Investing money with property developers is risky. In this post we talk about how risky it is and ask how it can even happen.

18 January 2017

Inflation or deflation – the road ahead

Waiting for inflation is feeling increasingly like the quest for the Holy Grail, or as I approach 45 ‘waiting for god’. Oh, so old!

17 July 2016

Bigger than BREXIT

The Global Financial Crisis in 2008 was centred on the world having too much debt and yet today there is even more debt and more inequality.

11 November 2015

Is it time to be conservative?

I’ve been saying for some time that we are living in a period of unusually high economic risks. How you plan around those risks will determine how you come out the other side when we go through the next big market correction.

12 May 2015

Global economic overview

I’ve literally just got back from a week of conferences in the United States.

11 January 2015

Will there be a 'Market Correction' in 2015?

It is a scary question and one for which I don't have a reliable answer. There will be a market correction at some point in the not too distant future.

05 January 2015

Big economic trends you need to be aware of in 2015

With incredibly loose monetary policy implemented around the world we are going through uncertain economic times.

08 February 2014

The economic risks that lurk beneath

I'm an optimistic guy, and even I am uncomfortable with how much we are talking up our NZ economy.

03 November 2009

Too early to call a recovery

Really? It’s over? Just like that? I’m slightly bemused by how quickly some commentators are proclaiming the end of this – the mother of all recessions.

14 February 2009

I'm not participating in this recession

Apparently too few of us are depressed! We’re not taking this whole credit crisis seriously enough! Isn't it funny that when the rest of world was booming, we were too laid-back and missed out on most of the growth?