Good: creating a website that compares Kiwisaver options Great: Getting coverage in the SST for your website Not so great: being not “available to the public” when the article is published Down right silly: charging $30 for the privilege of looking at your site, when you can get the information for free elsewhere, and when […]
We can influence our income level through a variety of means. Let’s look at the ones tracked by the Census of 2006 – thanks to no right turn for pointing it out. (No Right Turn is coincidentally the first website that comes up when I press the ‘NZ’ button on Safari, so I read him […]
Finally I put my money behind my mac fan-boyism, albeit a bit too late for maximum benefits. I’m long AAPl for half the amount that I am short MSFT, but despite MSFT rising I am still well ahead. That’s 26.8% up on Apple, and 7% down on Microsoft. I really should have bought more Apple.
After the TM and Ford experience, I sent some more money over and went long on eBay and short on EQR. I extended my position in both positions through the last year and still hold them. Right now I am long eBay for 2 times the value that I am short EQR. I like eBay […]
As mentioned a couple of times previously, I like to go long and short for some of my investing. I also invest in private companies, and with GMI who have a nicely diversified portfolio. Going long and short means you are neutral versus the market, and you are bascially placing matched bets of one company […]
What a weapon – Gareth Morgan Investments (GMI) have built a Kiwisaver fee calculator. Check it out. Plug in your portfolio sizze, and investment strategy, and the calculator will show how much the 6 ‘official’ and GMK’s Kiwisaver products will charge per year. The calculator lets you adjust the unitization factor, which Gareth claims is […]