BRIAN GAYNOR: The 2020s – Expect lower investment returns

By Brian Gaynor | Fri, 10 Jan 2020


The past decade has been a fantastic period for New Zealanders, as demonstrated by this table.NZ WealthThe 10 years ended Dec. 31 compares very favourably with the country’s strong performance in the previous two decades, particularly as far as residential property values and household wealth have been concerned.New Zealand’s population increased by 625,000, to 4.94 million, in the 2010s, mainly due to a sharp increase in net migration. Both new immigrants and returning New Zealanders contributed to this inflow while natural population growth d...