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Earnings season: ‘tis the season to be jolly

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Earnings season refers to the four months of the year–January, April, July, and October – when quarterly corporate earnings are released to the public. A company's earnings, or profits, are an indication of a company's financial health. In the end, growing earnings are a good indication that a company is on the right path to providing a good return for investors.

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

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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

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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.)

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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: Investing in the US share markets has never been this simple.

3 minute read

When we decided to call Kiwi Wealth’s investing platform Hatch, we went to its original definition. A hatch is an opening that allows access. What a perfect fit: at Hatch, we provide Kiwis with better, faster, and more affordable access to world-class investments. We’ve started by giving investors access over 3,000 US-listed shares, essentially putting the world at their fingertips.

24 Sep 2018