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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

What's Foreign Exchange got to do with investing? (Everything.)

4 minute read

FX, Forex, foreign exchange: call it what you want, as long you know what it means to you as an investor in overseas share markets. Foreign exchange is just like it says on the tin: the conversion or exchange of one currency into another currency.

25 Sep 2018

Hatch: Your Access to the World

4 minute read

Eggs, seedlings, growth, and new beginnings. All of the imagery that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘hatch’ is cliché. But, like most clichés, it also makes sense because investing is about growing your wealth, building up that nest egg, and preparing for the future.

24 Sep 2018