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Time in the market, not timing the market.
Investments go up and down in value, so sometimes the balance of your KiwiSaver account may drop. That's why a more conservative fund is best if you're going to need your money soon, for a first home, for instance. A conservative fund means your money is more likely to be there when you need it. Over the long term though, sitting in a conservative fund is likely to mean you end up with less money than if you'd been in a growth or balanced fund.
Over time, market peaks and troughs get smoothed out. The general trend is for diversified investment funds to increase in value over time. If you have plenty of time before you need your money, and you don't mind seeing some ups and downs on the way, a higher-growth fund will likely mean you end up with more money than if you'd been in a conservative fund.
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Things you should know.
BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited is the scheme provider and Westpac New Zealand Limited is the distributor, of the Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme (Scheme).
The information above is subject to changes to government policy and law, and changes to the Scheme from time to time.
Investments made in the Scheme do not represent bank deposits or other liabilities of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141, Westpac New Zealand Limited or other members of the Westpac Group of companies. They are subject to investment and other risks, including possible delays in payment of withdrawal amounts in some circumstances, and loss of investment value, including principal invested. None of BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited (as manager), any member of the Westpac Group of companies, The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited (as supervisor), or any director or nominee of any of those entities, or any other person guarantees the Scheme's performance, returns or repayment of capital.
For a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement or more information about the Scheme, contact any Westpac branch or call 0508 972 254 or from overseas +64 9 375 9978 (international toll charges apply). You can also download the Product Disclosure Statement.
The ratings issued by SuperRatings Pty Ltd ABN 95 100 192 283 AFSL 311880 (SuperRatings) for Westpac KiwiSaver Scheme (‘Platinum’ rating), are as of 23 November 2021. SuperRatings does not guarantee the data or content contained herein to be accurate, complete, or up-to-date, and it will not have any liability for its use or distribution. Ratings are not financial advice for the purposes of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement, and seek independent financial advice before investing. SuperRatings uses objective criteria and receives a fee for publishing awards. Visit superratings.com.au for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2021 SuperRatings. All rights reserved.