A message from Mike: Focus on central banks

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

It’s important to concentrate on what central banks do, not what politicians say. Trump and Xi are back at the negotiating table. The US president has made concessions to appear ‘the good guy’ while hoping everyone forgets he started this fight.

JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme Performance and ESG Update

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

A zig-zag month in markets, lurching up and down in kneejerk responses to whether President Trump rattles sabres or makes soothing noises about China in the Twitterverse. Interest rates are low which gives high-octane fuel to equities in the short-term.

Fund Reviews: International Team

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

The Growth UK & Europe Fund rose 2.59% during the second quarter of 2019. The top positive contributors for the quarter were AFH Financial (NASDAQ:AFH), Boku (LON:BOKU), IMImobile (LON:IMO) and MIPS (STO:MIPS).

Fund Reviews: Australasian Funds

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

The Growth 2 Fund rose 11.5% during the second quarter of 2019. The ASX Small Ordinaries Index was up 3.8%. Key contributors were EML Payments (ASX:EML) and Gentrack (NZE:GTK).

Why shares are hitting new highs as economic fears rise

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Mike and Liam discuss how shares around the world have hit fresh records shrugging off growing concern about the real economy slowing down. New Zealand’s NZX-50 is now up 20% this year - 6% in the past month.

2019 Annual Report Available Now

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

As part of our ongoing disclosure obligations under the Financial Markets Conduct Act, we have recently prepared the Pie Funds Management Scheme annual report.