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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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What I’ve been investing in – December 2019

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. As we countdown to ...
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Digital Gold? 5 things to know about Bitcoin

Let me take you back to 2017, when Bitcoin was the hot investment of the year. Everyone wanted a piece of it, as its price went from $1,000 USD to ...
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Smartshares vs Vanguard vs AMP vs Kernel – International Share Index Fund shootout

Index funds that invest in international shares are a fantastic way to diversify your investment portfolio overseas, particularly as our home NZ market makes up less than 0.5% of the ...
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Clean and Green? 5 things to know about Ethical investing

Cluster bombs, land mines, and controversial weapons. Having your hard earned KiwiSaver money being invested in these industries is probably the last thing you want. This is where ethical investing ...
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What I learnt – Puro (Medical Cannabis) Investor Roadshow

There is always some hot trend going on in the investing world, and medical cannabis is one of them right now. In recent years, we've seen medical cannabis firm Cannasouth ...
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What I’ve been investing in – November 2019

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. Things are quietening down ...
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What’s inside your property fund? 5 things to know about REITs

Property is a Kiwi obsession. Yet it is unaffordable for so many of us. Therefore it's not uncommon for us to look at adding Property funds and REITs (Real Estate ...
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Peer to Peer Lending review – Squirrel

Squirrel (also known as Squirrel Money) is an Auckland based Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending platform which launched in late 2016. Squirrel was the second P2P Lending platform I joined ...
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