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Prices don’t matter! 4 things to know about share prices (part 1)

Shares represent a unit of ownership in a company, and thanks to sharemarkets like the NZX, everyday people can buy and sell shares in publicly listed companies. One of the ...
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Sharesies’ new fee structure – How will the changes affect you?

Sharesies are making big changes to their fee structure starting from 29 April 2021, saying goodbye to their subscription fees, while welcoming transaction fees on NZX listed ETFs. This article ...
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How to sell Bitcoin in New Zealand

Cryptocurrency has become an increasingly prevalent asset class, and while it has become easier for New Zealanders to buy Bitcoin since I wrote the article How to buy Bitcoin in ...
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The 5 biggest investing mistakes I’ve made

Being an investor who started from almost zero knowledge, I've made plenty of mistakes. Let's have a look at the biggest investing mistakes I've personally made and what I've learnt ...
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Why I don’t invest in US and ASX Shares

Back when I first started investing, buying shares in US listed companies was awfully expensive. You had to invest at least tens of thousands to make the fees (which were ...
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What I’ve been investing in – February 2020

What I've been investing in is a monthly series covering what investments I've made during the month, and any investing related news that I've found interesting. In February 2020, global ...
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Rights issues, share buybacks, and acquisitions – 5 things to know about Corporate Actions

Do you own shares in individual companies? Sometimes events called Corporate Actions pop up that affect your shareholding. These events could be as simple as a payment of a dividend, ...
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Property vs Shares – The pros and cons of buying residential property

Investing in residential property is a Kiwi favourite - climb the property ladder and own bigger, better, and more properties. Laugh yourself to sleep every night, as your properties go ...
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Due diligence on shares – How I evaluate companies before investing

When looking at buying a house or car, we conduct due diligence. For a house this might involve researching the local schools, and obtaining a builder's report. And for a ...
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How to invest in Australian shares from New Zealand

As a New Zealander, there's many reasons why you might want to invest in Australian companies. Firstly, a number of NZ companies like Xero list on the Australian sharemarket (the ...
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What I’ve been investing in – January 2020

What I've been investing in is a monthly series covering what investments I've made during the month, and any investing related news that I've found interesting. Hopefully you've been able ...
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More funds = less diversification? Are you investing in too many funds?

Are you a fund shopaholic? Thanks to services like InvestNow and Sharesies, it's super easy and affordable for investors to invest in lots and lots of funds. And like with ...
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Beyond the top 10 – How to see everything your fund is invested in

A common challenge for investors in both KiwiSaver and non-KiwiSaver funds is being able to find information on a fund's full holdings. People want to see an entire list of ...
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2020 Recession? How to prepare your investment portfolio

Most people living in New Zealand are familiar with the risk of natural disasters, like a major earthquake. We prepare for this risk by making plans with family, stocking up ...
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Funds 101 – What’s the difference between an Index Fund, ETF, and more?

Happy 2020! Some of you may have New Year's Resolutions to be better with money, along with goals to invest your money to let it work for you and grow ...
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