1. A Coming IPO in the Digital Marketing Space?

    The last few years in the share market have been big for property, thanks largely to the continuing surge in the Auckland market which shows no sign of stopping.

    Many new companies, such as Metropolis Property Management Auckland, are taking advantage of the continuing climate. But how long can the party last? Is Auckland, as some suspect, actually in a bubble?

    It's tough to say. It's true that the NZ property market never suffered a severe housing market correction the way countries like Spain and Ireland did during the GFC, despite similar expansions in housing lending. We got off light in many ways. But that's not to say we're still in for a crash - perhaps more of a levelling off is to be expected. The big question remains how much higher and faster the market can rise before that turn comes.

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  2. The Rise of NZ Tech Stocks

    Many NZ stock speculators are watching with bated breath the rise of homegrown tech stocks like Xero. The big question, of course, is who will be the next big winner?

    The big gains to be made on Xero are arguably in the past, but for the smart investor there may still be some big wins ahead within the tech world. Many new firms, including those in the search engine optimisation industry, are preparing to go public. 

    Though some investors and speculators are still wary of NZ stocks in this industry, this wariness is unfounded in my opinion and may create opportunities for those of us willing to participate in markets that are undervalued due to perceived risks that don't really exist.

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