Learn the lingo and the lessons! The investing world has a habit of hiding behind technical terms and fancy charts, which makes it feel more complex than it is. The simple truth is, investing success usually goes hand in hand with straightforward habits and steady nerves.
Our top 7 investing resources for beginners
So many investing resources out there you don't know how to choose? We've compiled a list of our favourite free investing resources for beginners to help pump up your financial knowledge in a way that best suits you.
Investing 101: A beginners' guide to investing
Knowing how to start investing in the share markets may feel overwhelming, but we’re here to guide you through it. If you’re ready to put your money to work, our beginner's investing guide can help you learn how.
Investing in 2023: What to watch for 👀
From green energy and space tourism to crypto cops and TikTok blocks, we’ve gazed into the crystal ball to see what might be the prominent investing themes investors could watch out for in 2023. Plus we compare our predictions from last year against what actually happened.
Dirty Money: What is money laundering and how can it affect you?
Think money laundering is just the stuff of TV drama? TV is becoming reality, with around 2-5% of GDP (trillions of dollars!) laundered worldwide every year. Get the lowdown on this dirty biz, and how Kiwis are joining in the fight against it.
How to speak IPO: A glossary
An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is when a private company makes their debut on a public stock exchange or share market and offers shares to the public for the first time. Following an IPO, the Company is ‘listed’ on the relevant exchange, and its shares can be traded.
Day trading: Why it's hazardous to your wealth
Day trading is the act of buying and selling shares quickly. Actual day trading can happen in seconds, but the term also refers to people who buy and sell shares to sell them quickly for a profit.
ETF vs Stocks: What’s the difference?
You’ve done your research and you’re vibing the confidence to start investing your money. You start exploring your options and immediately hit a wall of jargon. What exactly are stocks? Or ETFs? Is one better than the other?
Glossary of share market terms: How to speak shares
You might be a seasoned share market investor like Warren Buffet, or an everyday Kiwi investing with KiwiSaver. Whatever your level of share market smarts, you’re probably reading this to increase your investing knowledge, so welcome! In this glossary, we cover the basic terms in plain English.
What is compounding growth?
Considered the eighth wonder of the world, compounding growth is when your money makes money faster and faster over time. Here’s how you could double your money and double it again.
Saving vs investing: A guide
What’s better, saving or investing? It’s a good question with an interesting answer, especially as the differences between saving money and investing money are typically not well understood. Here’s a rundown.
Can’t buy me love: Dealing with money in a relationship
Love and money can be a bit like oil and water but how you manage money could determine just how successful your relationship will be. Here’s our tips on how to deal with money in a relationship.
How are share prices calculated?
Like many things sold in markets, supply and demand drive share prices. This means prices can rise when more investors are buying a company’s shares and, on the flip side, fall when more investors sell the company’s shares. Yep, investors are part of determining a company’s share price.
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