Options in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Lower rates may be something that we all need to adjust to as they could be this way for some time to come. Due to this we are seeing more and more clients approach us asking “how can I maintain my level of income?”. While everyone will have a different outlook, we really see only a couple of options.

NEWSTALK ZB - 20/10/2020

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MONTHLY VIEW - OCTOBER 2020

Interest rates fell over the month of September and for the first time in New Zealand some market rates went negative. Into the tail end of the month government bonds with maturities out to 5 years were providing negative yields. This implies that a purchaser of these bonds, if they held to maturity, would receive a negative return on their investment.