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Happy asset-owners get risky

Dan Brunskill
Wed, 14 Jul 2021

Almost a third of all New Zealanders have made direct investments in the share market. (Image: Unsplash)
Dan Brunskill
Wed, 14 Jul 2021
New Zealanders who own assets are feeling wealthier and taking bigger risks as the economy emerges from the pandemic in good shape.Kiwi Wealth’s State of the Investor Nation survey shows a rebound from a more negative outlook after lockdown last year when the recovery remained uncertain.The annual survey was conducted by Perceptive and polled 2,086 adults.It found almost 30% of New Zealanders feel better off than 12 months ago, when the country was emerging from a six-week national lockdown, while a quarter said they felt less wealthy.In...

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