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An update on volatile investments


Over the last week, there’s been a lot of news about high trading volumes and share price movements in GameStop and other investments.

At Sharesies, our mission is to create the most financially empowered generation. We’ve helped nearly 300,000 Kiwis access investing and develop their wealth for the long term. At Sharesies, we want to provide our investors with all the tools they need for their journey towards financial freedom. We’re here to help you make informed investing decisions by providing continued education and support during this turbulent time.

In response to recent events in the global markets, we’ve taken steps to identify some of the highly volatile investments in Sharesies. This is to make you aware of the increased risk of losing some or all of your money when you trade these investments. Please, make sure you do your research before investing, and think about how these investments fit in with your long-term investing strategy.

Generally, Sharesies won’t stop you from placing orders for these volatile investments, but you should know that these orders might be delayed or rejected by the exchange. If your order is rejected, you’ll be able to place a new order when the exchange accepts them again. There’s no knowing when that order might be filled, or at what price.

We believe that everyone should have access to investing. So whether you’re new to Sharesies or a current investor, we’re here to support you on your investing journey. If you have any questions, reach out to us anytime at

Ok, now for the legal bit

Investing involves risk. You aren’t guaranteed to make money, and you might lose the money you start with. We don’t provide personalised advice or recommendations. Any information we provide is general only and current at the time written. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice when considering whether an investment is appropriate for your objectives, financial situation or needs.

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