Wondering how this whole investing thing works? Our explainers break it down nice and easy.
Published date 9 May 2022
6 min read
Sometimes, companies need extra cash for their business. Getting this extra cash is called raising capital, and they generally do this through debt or equity.
Published date 13 April 2022
5 min read
In investing, we hear the phrase “buy low, sell high” a lot. But when we dig into it, you can see that it’s a lot more complex than just four words!
Published date 11 April 2022
3 min read
There are lots of different reasons why people invest. It can be personal, and is often tied to your wider life and financial situation.
Published date 31 March 2022
4 min read
We explain what a blue chip is, why people invest in blue chips, and what tradeoffs you make when you invest in them.
Published date 30 March 2022
8 min read
Rights offers are one way that companies raise money. Let’s look at how they work, what they mean for investors, and how to decide whether to take part in one.
Published date 7 March 2022
Capital is one of the core ideas of investing. It’s one of the reasons why we, as investors, have opportunities available to us.
Let’s look at why you might invest in overseas companies and funds, and what you might consider when looking to invest in different-sized economies.
Published date 18 January 2022
Let’s look at what it really means to be an investor, and how you can use investing to connect to your underlying ethics, values, and preferences.
Published date 13 January 2022
Compound returns are a great reason to invest—if you can get them. They’re also a great example of how investing helps make your money work for you.
As an investor, it’s useful to understand who’s in charge of running a company. After all, the company succeeds or fails based on their decisions.
Think investing for the long term is just for people in their 20s or 30s? Well, we’ve got some great news: no matter your age, you might benefit from investing.
So, you want to invest in individual companies—but how do you choose which ones to invest in? Understanding these terms will help you decide!
Published date 9 December 2021
Let’s open the floodgates on what liquidity is, what it’s determined by, and the risks associated with it. Full steam ahead!
Published date 15 November 2021
Let’s look at how share prices work for companies and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Sharesies platform.
Let’s break down some of the investment jargon you’ll likely come across over and over again.
Let’s dive into what happens when you place a buy or sell order for investments listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX).
7 min read
An initial public offering (IPO) is a process that a company goes through to become ‘listed” on an exchange. Once listed, people can buy shares to invest in it.
Let's look at what happens when you place a buy or sell order for investments on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) through the Sharesies’ platform.
We’re pulling back the curtain on what happens when you place a buy or sell order for US investments through the Sharesies platform.
Published date 6 October 2021
Companies share heaps of information publicly—it’s part of the deal when listing on an exchange. One way they do this is by releasing annual reports.
Published date 9 August 2021
If you take a look at a line graph of any share price history, you might see all kinds of movements. Sometimes it goes up in price, sometimes it goes down.
Published date 2 August 2021
Index funds are investments that track an index—like the S&P/ASX 200. They follow a set of rules, and tend to track the overall share market’s movements.
Published date 20 July 2021
An American depositary receipt (ADR) represents shares in a foreign company that’s listed on an exchange outside of the US. But how do they differ from shares?
Published date 28 May 2021
ETF stands for exchange-traded fund. When you invest in an ETF, your money is split across lots of different investments.
Published date 27 May 2021
Investing for the long term is a strategy where you expect an investment to grow over many years—even if its value goes up and down in the short term.
Published date 24 May 2021
Short answer: you do. You’re in control of your money and investments, and tell Sharesies what to do with them (such as buy or sell shares).
Published date 14 May 2021
When deciding how much to invest, having a goal—and an investing strategy to reach it—can help you choose an amount that’s affordable and sustainable.
Published date 22 April 2021
Corporate actions: when companies do something that might affect share prices. We explain more about corporate actions and how they affect your investment.
Published date 12 April 2021
We explain why foreign exchange—the concept of buying and selling foreign currency—is a major factor when you’re investing overseas.
Published date 23 March 2021
When you’re investing, even for the long term, you probably have one main goal: to make money. But how exactly do you do this? Let’s get into the details.
Choosing when to invest is entirely your choice, but it can help to think about your goals, financial responsibilities, and when you’ll need your money.
Published date 17 March 2021
Due diligence is the research you do to decide whether you’re going to put money into an investment or not—think of it as doing your investment homework.