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US shares are here!

Product updates

Today, we’ve added US shares to Sharesies, giving you even more choice and control to grow your wealth!

24 August 2020

2 min read

US shares are here!

Invest in a whole heap more!

In addition to the 165 New Zealand companies and funds currently available on Sharesies, you now have access to an additional 3,000+ companies and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) across the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nasdaq, and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

With US shares, you’ve got the opportunity to: 

  • diversify your investment portfolio

  • learn about thousands of new companies and funds

  • have your US and NZ shares all in one beautiful place! 

Getting started with US shares

Sign up to Sharesies, or check out our help centre to learn how to start investing in US companies and exchange-traded funds.

  • You’ll need to exchange NZ dollars into US dollars to buy US shares. There’s a 0.4% exchange fee—read how currency exchange works

  • The Sharesies transaction fee applies to both US companies and funds. Read about fees.

  • US share markets are open weekdays 9:30 AM to 4 PM Eastern Time. In NZ time, that’s Tuesday to Saturday, 1:30 AM to 8 AM. You can place an order at any time, but it won’t go to market until the US exchanges open. US market hours and time zones.

  • We’ll pay tax on income from US shares for you—there are three tax rate options for US shares, depending on the country you’re a tax resident of. You’ll need to complete a W-8BEN or W-9 form before you can buy US shares or US dollars. 

Register for our US Lunch Money webinars

We’re hosting three very special episodes of Lunch Money all about investing in the US share market! Register for each over on Crowdcast: 

If you have any questions or comments, get in touch at help@sharesies.co.nz.


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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