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Invest like the best: Benjamin Graham

3 minute read

Graham’s work in managerial economics and investing shaped his philosophy of value investing, a significant investing movement now followed by active investors around the world. Investors who use this investing strategy think that the market overreacts to good and bad news, causing share price movements which don’t correspond to a company's value and future success.

22 Apr 2019

Invest like the best: Geraldine Weiss

4 minute read

Welcome to our third installment of Invest like the best, our masterclass series of investor profiles. Today we’re taking a look at the Grande Dame of Dividends, Geraldine Weiss who is one of the most famous (female) investors in the world.

22 Mar 2019

I’m new to investing; how do I get started?

5 minute read

We built Hatch for all investors from the experienced to novices. We’re pretty excited to have so many ‘new to investing’ Kiwis join us. It can be a bit daunting when you’re just getting started, so we’ve put together some handy tips to help you get going.

19 Mar 2019

Hatch passes $10M in investments

2 minute read

We’ve recently passed $10 million in investments which is proof that investors want an easy, intuitive and cost-effective way to trade shares in the biggest markets in the world. We’re thrilled that we've been able to help so many people participate in the share markets and access financial opportunity: it’s clear we’ve created a platform that people had been waiting for.

12 Mar 2019

Invest like the best: George Soros

3 minute read

Welcome to our second instalment of Invest like the best, our masterclass series of investor profiles. In our first instalment, we learned from the genius himself, Warren Buffett, and it’s only fitting we deep dive into another investing legend: George Soros. Hungarian-American Soros has a fascinating history and a reputation of being generous to refugees because he was one. Read on to find out more about one of the world’s most significant investors.

04 Mar 2019

Sir Michael Cullen, you’re our homeboy

3 minute read

By a majority, the Tax Working Group has recommended introducing a Capital Gains Tax on a wide range of assets, including NZ and Australian shares (on top of the current tax paid on dividends).

Currently, you aren’t taxed at all on the gains you make from selling NZ and Australian shares (unless you buy shares with the purpose of selling them, or a few other exceptions). You are, however, taxed on your other global share investments once you have $50k or more invested. The result:  we’re encouraged to focus our investing locally.

01 Mar 2019

Invest like the best: Warren Buffett

4 minute read

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs to profile well-known investors’ strategies because we believe that it’s important to learn from others. We thought we’d start with the masters: Warren Buffett, Nassim Taleb, Seth Klarman, Geraldine Weiss, Muriel Siebert, and many more.

We’re beginning with the Oracle of Omaha, the inimitable Warren Buffett.

19 Feb 2019

Kia Ora Alibaba and Baidu!

4 minute read

We’ve just added hundreds of foreign shares to Hatch! Kiwi investors can now access publicly traded international companies such as Alibaba, Tencent Music, Nokia and Unilever through the rollout of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)

04 Feb 2019

Hatch reads: The 10 best investing books you should read right now

8 minute read

We all know that investing is exciting, but those endorphins come with real risks. But, at the risk of sounding repetitive, these risks can actually be curbed by investing in your own education. The more that you know about how the markets work, solid investment strategies, and what factors affect the industry, the higher the possibility you’ll make good decisions when it comes to investing your hard-earned money.

28 Jan 2019

The Hatch Longread: What to expect from the markets in 2019

8 minute read

Everyone wants to know what’s going to happen in the markets in 2019, including us! So, we spoke to two of New Zealand’s leading financial brains to get the inside scoop on what Hatch investors should expect over the next 12 months. Jarrod Kerr, Kiwibank’s Chief Economist and Mike Shirley, Kiwibank’s Senior Trader, have many insights to share.

18 Jan 2019

Hatch looks back on the top 10 investing moments of 2018

8 minute read

It’s time to say goodbye to 2018, and potentially the run of the longest bull market we’ve ever seen. Oh the volatility! It was a real rough ride, wasn’t it? Admit it though: it’s what makes investing so exciting, the never-knowing-which-way-the-markets-go-ness of it all.

17 Dec 2018

The US share markets: a load of bull?

5 minute read

Correction. Crash. Call it what you will, but some analysts are calling it the end of the bull market. We spoke to John Carran, Kiwi Wealth’s Senior Economist, about what the markets are doing (hint: it’s been a wild ride), and what, if anything, we can do about it.

12 Nov 2018

You showed us the money

2 minute read

We’ve surpassed the $1 million dollar mark in less than a month since launch, all thanks to you. To celebrate this achievement, we got you a little something...

08 Nov 2018

Earnings season: ‘tis the season to be jolly

10 minute read

Earnings season refers to the 4 months of the year–January, April, July, and October – when quarterly corporate earnings are released to the public. It’s the busiest time of the year for people interested in the markets as every large publicly-traded company reports the results of their last quarter.

26 Oct 2018

So, you’re thinking about investing in the US share markets?

4 minute read

And why wouldn’t you? Especially when the world is at your fingertips with Hatch. Let’s take a look at what makes up the US share markets, the history and performance over the last 30 years, and the risks involved to see if it really is as great as (some of) the world thinks it is.

17 Oct 2018

The meteoric rise of the self-directed investor

5 minute read.

You didn’t hear it here first, but self-directed investing is a global phenomenon and New Zealand has joined the movement. ANZ and ASB brokerage apps were among the first generation to get Kiwis interested in doing their own investing, paving the way for brilliant challengers like Simplicity, InvestNow, Smartshares, and now Hatch.

10 Oct 2018

Tax Attack: What you should know about your US & NZ tax obligations

4 minute read


Love’em or hate’em (probably the latter), they’re an inevitable part of your obligations as a law abiding citizen of New Zealand. Dealing with taxes on your NZ investments is usually as easy as filling out your IR3 form with the right information, maybe with a little help from your accountant.

25 Sep 2018