Wondering how this whole investing thing works? Our explainers break it down nice and easy.
Rights offers are one way that companies raise money. Let’s look at how they work, what they mean for investors, and how to decide whether to take part in one.
Published date,10 May 2023
8 min read
A dividend reinvestment plan (DRP or DRIP) can make it cheaper and easier for you to grow an investment. But how does it work?
Published date,27 February 2023
5 min read
Retirement might look like it’s a long way off, but it’s still worth thinking about today. Let’s look at how NZ Super, KiwiSaver, and investing can help set you up for your golden years.
Published date,7 December 2022
3 min read
KiwiSaver can help you save for retirement or buy your first home. Let’s take a closer look at what it is and how it works.
A managed fund groups a bunch of investments together, providing easy diversification—but how does that differ from an exchange-traded fund (ETF)?
Published date,7 October 2022
4 min read
We look at some notable share market downturns and why it’s always important to look at the big picture (while not forgetting the finer details).
Published date,22 September 2022
6 min read
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are like the investing world’s bundle deal, so should you consider adding them to your Portfolio?
Published date,14 September 2022
It can be hard to know what to do in a market dip. We look at some things to keep in mind when the market dips, and ways you can respond when you’re in one.
Published date,25 July 2022
Greg Fleming, Head of Global Diversified Funds at Salt Funds Management, shares his views on bear markets.
Published date,8 July 2022
Environmental and social issues often steal the spotlight from the G in ESG—yet poor corporate governance can be a big red flag to investors.
Published date,27 May 2022
Let’s dive into what happens when you place a buy or sell order for companies and exchange-traded funds listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange with Sharesies.
Published date,9 May 2022
Let’s look at what happens when you place a buy or sell order for managed funds with Sharesies.
In a super-connected world, it’s inevitable that global events can impact your investment portfolio right here in New Zealand. Let's look at some examples.
Published date,3 May 2022
Capital is one of the core ideas of investing. It’s one of the reasons why we, as investors, have investment opportunities available to us.
Published date,7 March 2022
An investment horizon is the length of time you plan to leave your money invested for. We look at how to determine an investment horizon, and what to use it for
Published date,23 February 2022
Let’s look at what value investing is, some ways to estimate the value of a company, and things to consider if you’re using this strategy.
Published date,21 December 2021
Let’s cover what you might consider if you’re looking to buy and hold crypto—like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and thousands of others—and the different ways to do it.
Published date,16 December 2021
There are lots of different reasons why people invest. It can be personal, and is often tied to your wider life and financial situation.
Published date,8 December 2021
In this blog, we’ll look at why a company would want to ‘go public’ and the different ways it can list on an exchange..
Published date,28 September 2021
7 min read
We cover the differences between debt and equity for companies listed on an exchange (publicly listed companies), and what they mean for investors.
Published date,26 September 2021
The price-to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is a valuation tool investors use to help determine if an investment is overvalued (expensive) or undervalued (cheap).
Published date,19 August 2021
Risk is one of the most important things to understand about investing. Unsystematic risks are risks that are specific to a company or industry.
Published date,28 July 2021
In this blog, we’ll look at what ADRs are, how they work, and how they differ from investing in companies that are directly listed on a US exchange.
Published date,19 July 2021
Dividends, share purchase plans, acquisitions, and more! We explain a few of the most common corporate actions, and what they mean for your investments.
Published date,25 June 2021
Let’s open the floodgates on liquidity—what it is, what it’s determined by, and its associated risks. Full steam ahead!
Published date,13 June 2021
Let’s look at what a delisted company is, why it might delist, and what it means for you if one of your investments is delisted.
Published date,10 June 2021
We’re giving you a peek behind the curtain! Read about what happens behind the scenes when you place an order for Australian shares.
Published date,19 April 2021
Let’s take a look at what penny stocks are, why people invest in them, and the risks of investing in them.
Published date,11 April 2021
Some public companies are ‘dual listed’. This post explains why companies dual list and what it means for you as an investor.
Published date,30 March 2021
Index funds are investments that try to match the performance of an index. But what does this mean in practice?
Published date,20 December 2020
Companies need to share lots of info with investors—it’s part of the deal when listing on an exchange. One way they do this is by releasing annual reports.
Published date,24 November 2020
Foreign exchange—the concept of buying and selling foreign currency—is a major factor when you’re investing overseas.
Published date,23 October 2020
An initial public offering (IPO) is a process that a company goes through to become ‘listed’ on an exchange so investors—like you!—can buy and sell its shares.
Published date,6 October 2020
You’ve placed your first order for US shares. But did you wonder what happens behind the scenes to turn your US dollars into investments in your Portfolio?
Published date,30 September 2020
We cover how unit prices work for managed funds, and why the price you see when you place an order will be different to the price you end up buying or selling at.
Published date,4 June 2020
In times of uncertainty, what might you consider when it comes to your finances? We take a look at emergency funds, investments, mortgages, and more!
Published date,10 May 2020
Let’s take a look at how share prices work for companies and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Published date,8 April 2020
“Buy low, sell high” is technically true, but it’s a bit of a blunt instrument—let's look at some other things to think about when you’re investing.
Published date,26 March 2020
What’s an interest rate? What does it mean when interest rates are low? And how are interest rates related to the official cash rate? We explain!
Published date,22 January 2020
We explain the roles and responsibilities of people in a listed company—the board of directors, chiefs, auditors, and more!
Published date,30 October 2019
Compound returns are a great reason to invest, especially if you have a long time horizon. We explain what compound returns are and how to get them.
Published date,24 October 2019
You may have heard the term 'Official Cash Rate (OCR)'—but what does it actually mean? We explain what the OCR is, and what impact it has on everyday Kiwis.
Published date,8 October 2019
Wondering about who looks after your money and investments? Find out more about Sharesies’ custodial service, and how we keep your money and investments safe.
Published date,30 September 2019
We explain what a blue chip is, why people invest in blue chips, and what tradeoffs you make when you invest in them.
Published date,3 September 2019
Due diligence can help you make a more informed decision when you go to invest. We explain what due diligence is, and how you might do it!
Published date,22 August 2019
So, you want to invest in individual companies—but how do you choose which ones to invest in? Understanding these terms will help you decide!
Published date,5 August 2019
There’s a lot of jargon in the investing world! We explain a bunch of bigger-picture investing terms like dividends, IPOs, an exchange, and more!
Published date,4 August 2019
We take a look at where shares come from, what it means to buy shares, and how investing can help shape what the world looks like in the future.
Published date,12 June 2019
When you read about investment horizons, you might think long-term investing is just for young people. But investing’s for everyone, no matter your age.
Published date,17 April 2019
Here are five simple steps to make a budget that helps you control your spending, saving, and investing, and prioritise money for the things you care about.
Published date,10 April 2019
Let’s take a look at inflation, how it affects your buying power, and how investing for the long term can help you beat it.
Published date,3 April 2019
At Sharesies, we encourage investing affordable, regular amounts over a long time period. But what are the actual benefits of investing long-term? We explain.
Published date,6 March 2019
When figuring out how much money to invest, ask yourself when you’ll need the money and how much you can afford. Letʻs look at how to answer these questions.
Published date,21 February 2019
The start of the year is a great time to take stock of your financial health—from sorting out your KiwiSaver to setting up an emergency fund.
Published date,31 January 2019
What is volatility? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it in between? Let’s get into the details of what volatility is, and what it means for your investments.
Published date,21 November 2018
What are bonds? How do they work? What do people like about them? And what’s the risk and return on bonds like?
Published date,5 October 2018
We explain the two ways you can make money from investing—capital gains and dividends. We also answer the big question—can you lose money from investing?
Published date,20 September 2018
Letʻs deep dive into share market crashes. What are they? What happened during the 1987 crash? And could it happen again?
Published date,4 September 2018
We share our top four tips for building financial resilience, and weathering the ups and downs of investing.
Published date,3 September 2018
People hate losing things. In fact, people hate losing things a lot more than they like getting things. This is called loss aversion.
Published date,13 June 2018
If you take a look at a line graph of any share price, sometimes it goes up in price, sometimes it goes down. But where do these movements come from?
Published date,27 March 2018
Everyone has a friend, or a friend of a friend, with a debt horror story. It’s not a pretty picture. But the reality is a lot tamer.
Published date,18 March 2018