Like a big fat trout

Throughout history, people have been sucked into investments offering higher rates.

“You rose like a big fat trout”. That’s what Glyn’s father used to say when he teased me into reacting to one of his practical jokes. And it’s like that for people trying to get money from gullible investors. Offer them a higher rate of return than they’re getting from their bank deposits. Not too high – that would be suspicious. Just high enough to be tempting.

Buyer beware: an interest rate higher than the norm means an investment risk higher than the norm.

Professional investment advice will advocate for a diversified investment portfolio, not ‘guaranteed’ returns not available elsewhere. 

Professional Financial Advisers have to be registered on the Financial Service Provider Register. Financial Advice New Zealand is our professional body which all Castle Trust advisers belong to. 

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