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    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    The total returns are after fees and before tax, so the fees are accounted for. I largely agree with your active/passive stance, but do be aware that...
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    17-06-2019, 08:55 AM
    Surely the beauty of holding emerging markets is they add diversity and can be somewhat counter-cyclical to developed markets? No big deal if that...
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    11-06-2019, 07:53 AM
    Yes, 4% is appropriate as we are talking about owner occupied houses. E.g., I have 50% equity in the house I live in and decide to leverage my...
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    10-06-2019, 07:49 PM
    I'm not sure why you quote floating rather than a sub-4% fixed interest rate. If you have a setup where this is deductible against your share...
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    10-06-2019, 10:06 AM
    If you mortgage your house, how would the bank stop you buying shares with the proceeds? Also, margin lending rates are significantly lower than you...
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    28-05-2019, 09:31 AM
    mfd replied to a thread NZ Windfarms IPO in NZX
    More like insurance than gambling - evening out the companies returns. They pay for the privilege but reduce the chance of catastrophy, just like...
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    27-05-2019, 09:11 AM
    I'm with simplicity, in the aggressive fund. As far as I'm concerned I have no way of knowing that any active manager will outperform the market, and...
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