February 27, 2024
Camping and fishing stocks’ post-pandemic resurgence
Global lockdowns and border closures sent us packing into the great outdoors. The result? Boom time for outdoor camping and fishing companies. We swapped flights for RVs and tourist maps for fishing rods, and Gen Z and millennials discovered fresh love for nature, sending outdoor and marine stocks soaring. But have the stocks maintained the momentum?
February 20, 2024
How to invest in property without paying big bucks: REITs
Ever wondered how to invest in real estate without the hassle of open homes, tenants or saving for a new roof? Getting into the property market can be done through share markets, and the NYSE and the Nasdaq list some of the highest dividend-paying shares in the world. How? Meet REITs.
February 13, 2024
Roblox shares jump 10% following optimistic reporting
Roblox has 71.5 million users, and around 42% of their daily active users are under 13 years old, making it one of the world’s most popular gaming platforms. But Roblox doesn’t actually make games at all. So how does their community keep growing and how does it make money?
January 31, 2024
Does our green future depend on uranium?
While Aotearoa New Zealand has been nuclear-free since the 1980s, some countries are backing nuclear-powered electricity to reduce global emissions. As nations like the US, China and India build to meet growing energy needs, uranium demand is facing supply constraints, sending uranium stocks soaring. So what’s the deal with uranium?
January 23, 2024
Bitcoin ETFs US$16.7 billion market debut: What you need to know
The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap, bitcoin, and US share markets the NYSE, the Nasdaq and Cboe (the Chicago Board Options Exchange) combined are the largest market cap share markets in the world. So is their union by way of 11 new SEC approved bitcoin ETFs a match made in heaven?
December 20, 2023
Hatch investors' 2023 Year in Review
It’s (nearly) a wrap on investing in 2023 and despite turbulence and a tough economy, it seems many Hatch investors saw plenty of wins in their portfolio this year. Year-to-date the average returns for Hatch investors’ top 10 company stocks grew more than 110%. So, what else set new benchmarks in the US share markets?
December 12, 2023
S&P 500 soars nearly 20% this year with one S&P growth fund up nearly 27%
The S&P 500 is popular with fund managers and investors because it tracks the performance of the 500 largest companies in the US share markets. But not all S&P funds are created equal with some out-performing others by leaps and bounds.
December 5, 2023
Spotify Wrapped: Big data-mining in the subscription economy - stock soars 143% in one year
LAB and Six60 topped Aotearoa listening charts in Spotify Wrapped but how much were Kiwi artists paid by the Swedish music streaming giant? And are cracks beginning to show in the subscription economy that may limit consumer choice but can help company profits soar?
November 28, 2023
Black Friday’s record-breaking US$9.8 billion US online sales
New Zealand imported Black Friday from the US, but that doesn’t mean we’re spending up large during tighter economic times. While Black Friday spending soared in the US, it seems Kiwis weren’t quite so keen to part with their hard-earned cash. So who was buying in bulk in record US Black Friday shopping?
November 21, 2023
Underrated Thanksgiving stocks and hopes for a seasonal market rally
While 2023 may have felt like a bumpy ride for investors it seems that recession predictions were stymied by a buoyant American economy. Could the road ahead bring in fresh optimism echoing rallies of holidays past?
November 14, 2023
Affirm shares surged 24% ahead of holidays splurge
In a world of instant gratification, is buy now pay later (BNPL) just what we do now? While BNPL providers aren't rapidly bringing on more customers and people aren’t using BNPL more, shoppers are missing more payments sinking into a debt cycle helping providers’ revenue to climb. Is this why Affirm’s stock has soared 153% this year?
November 7, 2023
Starbucks’ shares soar nearly 14% after earnings beat
As men’s mental health takes centre stage in the great Movember mo-grow, it seems that stress in the US has Americans reaching for their quick fix comfort hit. And one company peaking in a post-pandemic boom of their own is Starbucks.