Wondering how this whole investing thing works? Our explainers break it down nice and easy.
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,10 May 2023
8 min read
A dividend reinvestment plan (DRP or DRIP) can make it cheaper and easier for you to grow an investment. But how does it work?
Published date,27 February 2023
4 min read
What are ETFs actually tracking, and how do people tell the difference between them and choose which one to invest in?
Published date,17 February 2023
Replay our Taking Stock webinar, as Brendan and Scott Phillips (The Motley Fool’s Chief Investment Officer) share their investing insights from 2022.
Published date,21 December 2022
1 min read
With so many ethical investment options now at the table, how do you make sure your investment is doing what it says on the tin?
Published date,14 December 2022
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are like the investing world’s bundle deal, so should you consider adding them to your Portfolio?
Published date,11 October 2022
5 min read
It can be hard to know what to do in a market dip. We look at some things to keep in mind when the market dips.
Published date,25 July 2022
6 min read
Bonds are a bit different from shares—so we thought we’d spend some time explaining what they are and why people consider investing in them.
Published date,31 May 2022
It's hard to say exactly when a share market dip will happen—so it’s helpful to be prepared, and consider how to structure a portfolio to weather a market dip.
Published date,25 May 2022
In a super-connected world, it’s inevitable that global events can impact investment portfolios right here in Australia.
Published date,24 May 2022
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,9 May 2022
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,13 April 2022
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,11 April 2022
3 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,31 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.
Published date,7 March 2022
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.
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,18 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.
Published date,13 January 2022
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.
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.
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!
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,9 December 2021
Let’s look at how share prices work for companies and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Sharesies platform.
Published date,15 November 2021
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.
Let’s dive into what happens when you place a buy or sell order for investments listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX).
We’re pulling back the curtain on what happens when you place a buy or sell order for US investments through the Sharesies platform.
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.
7 min read
Let’s break down some of the investment jargon you’ll likely come across over and over again.
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,6 October 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,9 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,2 August 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,20 July 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,27 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,24 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,14 May 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,22 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,12 April 2021
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,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.
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.
Published date,17 March 2021