• Voter paralysis

    With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.

  • The power of perseverance

    True grit is a reliable predictor of who will achieve success in life, says Ian Mann.

  • It's the system

    The system sucks and it’s being used far too often as an excuse, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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Previous polls

Apr 08 2016 08:35

Have you considered how inflation affects your retirement savings?

Yes – I’ve used a number that’s higher than the average so that I ensure I maintain my current lifestyle. 50% 51 votes

50

Yes – I’m using the average inflation number in my calculations. 12% 12 votes

12

No – I’m not sure how inflation affects my retirement savings. 27% 27 votes

27

No – I haven’t thought about retirement savings at all, let alone how inflation affects things. 11% 11 votes

11

Apr 30 2010 22:03

Do you invest primarily in equities?

Yes - It's easy to understand 78% 64 votes

78

No - I prefer other asset classes 22% 18 votes

22

Sep 02 2010 16:45

Alternative investments require special know-how and skill

I agree - what do I know about art anyway? 100% 1 votes

100

No way - it takes some homework but no expertise 0% 0 votes

0

Apr 30 2010 22:03

Is the market heading for a "double dip"?

Yes - Time to cash out 42% 14 votes

42

No - It's a great time for investing 58% 19 votes

58

Jun 22 2010 08:58

Do ETFs trump unit trusts?

Yes - Just look at Mike Brown's stats 75% 9 votes

75

No - Unit trusts are actively managed 25% 3 votes

25

Oct 06 2010 15:23

Yes - but it won't beat inflation over time 100% 3 votes

100

Maybe - But shares still offer the best returns 0% 0 votes

0

May 24 2010 08:04

Unit trusts appeal to me because:

They offer long term superior returns 83% 5 votes

83

Unit trusts are liquid 17% 1 votes

17

They don't appeal to me 0% 0 votes

0

Jun 04 2010 14:46

Which sector will shoot the lights out in 2010?

Commodities - The world needs resources 70% 44 votes

70

Financials - The banks will bounce back 30% 19 votes

30

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