Learn about different investments, easy investing strategies, and how to build a diversified investment portfolio.
Published date 2 May 2022
4 min read
It’s impossible to say exactly when or how far a share market might dip—so it’s helpful to consider structuring your portfolio to weather a market dip.
Published date 23 February 2022
7 min read
One thing we talk about a lot is how investing isn’t all about dollars and cents. In reality, it can be an emotional thing.
Published date 12 January 2022
Let’s look at the differences between exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the same index, and how you might choose one to invest in.
Published date 28 October 2021
5 min read
We cover the steps you need to take to review your investment portfolio and check it’s still on track to achieve your goals.
Published date 31 August 2021
3 min read
Who knew setting-and-forgetting counts as an investing strategy? We cover what this strategy involves, and how it can help you reach your financial goals.
Published date 12 August 2021
Why invest in Australian shares? What makes it different from investing in shares in New Zealand or the US?
Published date 10 March 2021
2 min read
We look at the history of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and explain what Australian shares you can access through Sharesies.
Published date 14 October 2020
12 min read
In his latest deep dive into key New Zealand industries, business consultant and financial columnist Oliver Mander examines how New Zealand’s tourism sector is adapting to the sharp decline in international visitors—and what this means for investors.
Published date 23 September 2020
Peter Griffin takes a look at how tech stocks have led the market’s recovery at a scale and speed few economists predicted.
Published date 15 September 2020
The process you might go through to choose a US investment is really similar to choosing an NZ investment—you’ve just got more options to choose from!
Published date 31 August 2020
Let's take a look at the key things to know about when you invest in US shares from NZ like liquidity, opening hours, and currency movements.
Published date 20 August 2020
Oliver Mander examines New Zealand’s health spending, and checks how NZX-listed healthcare companies are doing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Published date 31 July 2020
8 min read
Diving deep into New Zealand’s energy sector, Oliver Mander examines what the Tiwai Point closure means for investors—and for New Zealand.
Published date 21 June 2020
Let’s look at the US share market and what US shares you’re able to invest in on Sharesies.
Published date 7 March 2020
10 min read
For International Women’s Day 2020, we had a kōrero with four wāhine about financial empowerment, experiences, and the best money advice they’ve ever got!
Published date 5 December 2019
Why invest in overseas investments? And if you are going to invest overseas, what’s the difference between Australia and the USA, or Europe and China?
Published date 18 November 2019
When you invest in a New Zealand company, you’re giving that company the ability to invest in its own growth.
Published date 11 November 2019
Investors are no longer making decisions solely on a financial basis. We explain how to invest ethically, and what to look for when you’re investing ethically.
Published date 30 October 2019
15 min read
Sharesies’ essential guide to investing online. We explain how to buy shares, why you might want to invest online, and what investments are available.
Published date 19 September 2019
A common investing phrase you might’ve heard is 'don’t invest money that you can’t afford to lose'. But is it actually good advice?
Published date 13 August 2019
6 min read
We explain a few of the most common investment strategies—including dollar-cost averaging and fundamental analysis.
Published date 10 July 2019
How do you mix and match companies, exchange-traded funds, and managed funds together to build a portfolio?
Published date 4 July 2019
Not sure which companies to invest in? Here’s our step-by-step guide on the key things to look at when you’re trying to choose a company.
Published date 30 June 2019
All investing has risk—but are some investments riskier than others? We explore if investing in companies is risky, and share some tips for managing that risk.
Published date 23 June 2019
We look at some reasons why people invest in individual companies—more choice, more control, and more involvement as a shareholder!
Published date 4 June 2019
We share our top tips on how to make a plan before you start investing so you’re in the best position to grow your Portfolio over time.
Published date 28 March 2019
Let’s get ready to revisit your New Year investment goals. We'll check how you’re tracking, and look at how you can make adjustments (if you need to).
Published date 7 February 2019
Let’s look at the different dimensions of diversification, and some different ways you might add a dash of diversity to your investment portfolio.
Published date 20 December 2018
The start of the year is a great time to do a “financial stocktake” and think about what kind of investing you’d like to do in the year ahead!
Published date 17 December 2018
It can be tempting to stop investing over the holiday season. But we reckon we’ve got a better idea: just keep going at an amount you can afford!
Published date 8 November 2018
Whether it’s because you’ve met your investment goal, or you really need the money, here are a few things to think about before you sell.
Published date 18 October 2018
We share our top tips on how to build an investing habit—from starting small, to investing with mates.
Published date 10 October 2018
We toss up the difference between investing a lump sum vs. investing small, regular amounts and what's the best way to grow your returns.
Published date 22 August 2018
What’s the difference between investing, saving, and spending? And how do you know which one to do with the money you have?
Published date 6 August 2018
60% of Kiwis own homes, while only 20% own shares—but which is a better investment? We weigh up the benefits of investing in property vs. shares.
Published date 30 July 2018
In NZ, only 9% of Kiwis under 30 own shares vs 30% of Kiwis over 60. How does investing change over a life time, and what’s stopping young Kiwis from investing?
Published date 9 July 2018
We bust the top 3 Kiwi investing myths: risk, cost, and the knowledge you need to start investing!
Published date 7 June 2017
Zoe Wallis shares some of the weird and wonderful tricks our mind can play on us when it comes to making decisions about money.