November 7, 2023
The story behind Dow Jones, and The Dow Jones Index explained
The Dow goes up… the Dow goes down… but even experienced investors may not understand what the Dow is, how it’s calculated and why it’s so influential. We get Dow-n into the detail of this prominent index so next time it hits the headlines, you’re infomed.
October 31, 2023
The NYSE: New York Stock Exchange
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway lists on the New York Stock Exchange, and so do some of the world’s most well-known brands. Find out what makes the NYSE the exchange of choice for the blue-chip companies, and why you’ll never confuse it for the Nasdaq again.
September 19, 2023
Day trading: Is it hazardous to your wealth?
Hollywood’s made day trading look exciting - after all, watching someone invest for their retirement wouldn’t make a thrilling movie or give us Leo’s epic one-liners - but perception (and Hollywood) may not be reality. Let’s unpack the pros and cons of day trading, unravelling regulations and tax obligations.
September 7, 2023
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 simple language.
August 28, 2023
Investing for beginners: How to invest, and where to start
For beginners learning how to invest in stocks, it can feel like the first day in a new job; exciting and full of possibilities, but pretty overwhelming! If you’re ready to put your money to work, our guide to investing for beginners can help you learn how to invest.
August 22, 2023
What’s the difference between saving and investing?
Not sure whether you should save your money or invest it? We’ve weighed in on the pros and cons of saving and investing, and covered the key differences between the two so you can decide what works for you.
August 2, 2023
What are dividends?
If generating a regular income is high on your list of investing priorities, understanding dividend stocks and more about dividend paying companies could be a valuable addition to your investor toolkit. Learn about dividend payments and dividend yield to tap into why some investors are hungry for their slice of the company pie.
July 31, 2023
What is the Nasdaq?
Comparing share markets with share markets is like comparing apples to pineapples. And just like AAPL and DOLE, the Nasdaq and NYSE are not the same. Let’s start by peeling the skin off the Nasdaq and get fruity learning what makes it different.
July 25, 2023
What are bonds?
Prepare to be stirred, and shaken as we cover a definition that’s all (asset)class, ‘what are bonds?’ A staple of many long-term investment portfolios, and often mentioned alongside risk, we’ll help you to understand why bonds are popular with investors, and how bonds work.
June 29, 2023
What is dollar-cost averaging?
Dollar-cost averaging (DCA) is an investment strategy that can help manage risk. Learn how dollar cost averaging works so you can decide if this strategy suits your investment goals.
June 28, 2023
How to invest: diversifying your investment portfolio
Diversity, in its many forms, is commonly pointed to as a factor in increasing performance. So what does it mean to diversify your investments? The old ‘eggs in one basket’ analogy has become a cliché, but it works!
June 23, 2023
What is a money market fund?
When you deposit money in an investment platform like Hatch, your money isn’t stored under a mattress. It’s invested in a low risk, stable money market fund until you’re ready to invest. And while it’s there you might earn dividends. Ka-ching! So what are the pros and cons of a money market fund?