A bustling job market is putting “booming inflation” back on the map for investors

Instead, the concern has shifted to what a crowded job market and higher costs of everything mean for stocks and bond portfolios, especially if they turn into a combination of higher growth and inflation with staying power. What do we call such a scenario? “Boomflation,” said Kent Engelk, chief economist at Capitol Securities Management, pointing … Read more

Venture capital: How far will Big Chill hit New Zealand?

Investors financing startups are turning heads in the US and Australia, devaluing existing holdings amid rising interest rates, recession fears and a plunge in tech stocks in public markets. Industry players say New Zealand may not be hit hard, though, given that investors here have been more conservative and bought at cheaper levels. In addition, … Read more