When it comes to managing your money, should you be saving, investing, or both?
15 November 2021
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Published date 15 November 2021
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Let’s break down some of the investment jargon you’ll likely come across over and over again.
7 min read
An initial public offering (IPO) is a process that a company goes through to become ‘listed” on an exchange. Once listed, people can buy shares to invest in it.
We’re pulling back the curtain on what happens when you place a buy or sell order for US investments through the Sharesies platform.
Let’s look at how share prices work for companies and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Sharesies platform.
Let's look at what happens when you place a buy or sell order for investments on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) through the Sharesies’ platform.
Let’s dive into what happens when you place a buy or sell order for investments listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX).
Published date 19 October 2021
Hannah didn't know about investing growing up. But now she’s become a confident investor through the Sharesies platform.
Published date 7 October 2021
Dave owns a beautiful home in Melbourne and is building a Sharesies portfolio with his two sons in mind. We had a quick chat about why he started investing.
Published date 6 October 2021
Having once been bogged down by buy-now-pay-later debt, Annabelle is now on the road to building an investment portfolio that she’s proud of.
Companies share heaps of information publicly—it’s part of the deal when listing on an exchange. One way they do this is by releasing annual reports.
Published date 8 September 2021
2 min read
Let’s take a look at the impact of investing now, building a regular investing habit, and how you can shape your money for years to come.
Published date 3 September 2021
Every decision you make with your money falls into one of three categories: investing, saving, and spending.
Published date 9 August 2021
If you take a look at a line graph of any share price history, you might see all kinds of movements. Sometimes it goes up in price, sometimes it goes down.
Published date 2 August 2021
Index funds are investments that track an index—like the S&P/ASX 200. They follow a set of rules, and tend to track the overall share market’s movements.
Published date 23 July 2021
Before selling your shares, you might want to think about your goals, the price you’re locking in, and whether or not you need the money.
Published date 20 July 2021
An American depositary receipt (ADR) represents shares in a foreign company that’s listed on an exchange outside of the US. But how do they differ from shares?
Published date 19 July 2021
Alex started building her investment portfolio six years ago using multiple investment platforms—and now, she has a Sharesies account too!
Published date 16 June 2021
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Before you start investing it can help to think about your budget, saving up an emergency fund, and making a plan to tackle debt.
Published date 4 June 2021
If you’re just starting your investing journey, an investing strategy can help you figure out what to invest in, when to buy and sell shares, and how much to sell your shares for.
Published date 28 May 2021
ETF stands for exchange-traded fund. When you invest in an ETF, your money is split across lots of different investments.
Published date 27 May 2021
Investing for the long term is a strategy where you expect an investment to grow over many years—even if its value goes up and down in the short term.
Published date 24 May 2021
Short answer: you do. You’re in control of your money and investments, and tell Sharesies what to do with them (such as buy or sell shares).
Published date 14 May 2021
Whether you’ve decided to invest small amounts regularly, or to save up and invest a lump sum, an investing habit can be an effective way of sticking to it.
When deciding how much to invest, having a goal—and an investing strategy to reach it—can help you choose an amount that’s affordable and sustainable.
When you’re starting out as an investor, you’re bound to make a few mistakes. That’s okay! Here’s some ways you can avoid some of the common pitfalls.
Published date 22 April 2021
How long you plan to invest for—aka a ‘time horizon’ is an important decision. Generally, this has a big impact on the type of things you invest in.
Corporate actions: when companies do something that might affect share prices. We explain more about corporate actions and how they affect your investment.
Published date 12 April 2021
We explain why foreign exchange—the concept of buying and selling foreign currency—is a major factor when you’re investing overseas.
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Different investments have different levels of risk. But what does this mean in practice? What’s the difference between low-risk and high-risk investments?
If you’re investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the first time, you might feel a bit spoiled for choice. Here's how to narrow it down.
Published date 9 April 2021
So you want to start investing. The problem is, you have no idea where to start. That’s okay! We’re here to help with this handy guide.
By investing across lots of different things, you spread your money around. It’s like the old cliche—“don’t put all your eggs in one basket”.
Published date 23 March 2021
When you’re investing, even for the long term, you probably have one main goal: to make money. But how exactly do you do this? Let’s get into the details.
Choosing when to invest is entirely your choice, but it can help to think about your goals, financial responsibilities, and when you’ll need your money.
Published date 22 March 2021
Investing in companies is about giving you a shot at the returns you want, in a desirable time horizon, while taking risks you’re comfortable with.
Published date 17 March 2021
Due diligence is the research you do to decide whether you’re going to put money into an investment or not—think of it as doing your investment homework.
Published date 10 March 2021
Dollar-cost averaging is when you choose to invest a certain amount on a particular investment regularly, regardless of whether the share price is high or low.