Top resources to start investing in 2022

Investing basics

Keen to learn more about investing but not sure where to start? We’ve pulled together a list of resources for taking the first steps on your learning journey.

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Investing 101 with Sharesies

Our Investing 101 guides cover some of the key things to think about when you start investing—from understanding risk and returns, to choosing what to invest in. Check out our Investing 101 video—or if you’re more of a reader, our Investing 101 article.

Guides and tools from the FMA and Sorted

Both the FMA (Financial Markets Authority) and Sorted have lots of great resources about money and investing. Head to the FMA website for their guide on understanding the basics of investing, or to Sorted for their six steps for investors—including goal-setting, risk and return, choosing an asset mix, diversification, doing your research, and compound returns.

For something more interactive, check out Sorted’s Investor kickstarter tool to help you understand what kind of investor you are, and what this might mean for your investments.

Investing basics with Sharesies

Our ‘Investing basics’ section highlights our top picks for what you need to know as an investor. We cover things like how much money to invest, mistakes beginner investors make (and how to avoid them), basic investing strategies, and heaps more.

When you’re ready to dig a little deeper, tune in to our podcast episode about how to do due diligence (do your research) on an investment.

Learn from other investors

When it comes to starting and sticking with an investing habit, it can be helpful to connect with others in the same boat as you. Read our Investor Journey interviews with other Sharesies investors, or join our Share Club Facebook Group to be part of the convo.

To get a taste of what you might find in Share Club, check out this thread of Share Club members sharing some of their favourite books about money and investing (like Mary Holm’s ‘Rich Enough?’ and Frances Cook’s ‘Tales from a Financial Hot Mess’).

Stay in the loop with share market news

Once you’ve got your head around the basics of investing, you may want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the wider share market. You can subscribe to Recap, our daily financial news podcast, for some of the events shaping share markets across New Zealand, Australia, and the US. 

Or, if you’d prefer market news straight to your inbox, subscribe to Lunch Money, our de-jargoned financial newsletter delivered around lunchtime every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Ready to start investing?

If you’re new to Sharesies, get started by signing up on our website.

If you’re already a Sharesies investor, go to our help centre for more info on how to top up your Sharesies Wallet and buy an investment.


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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