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Top resources to start investing in 2022

Investing basics

Keen to learn more about investing but not sure where to start? We’ve pulled together a list of resources for taking the first steps on your learning journey.

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Investing basics with Sharesies

Our Investing 101 guide highlights some of the key things to think about when you start investing—from understanding risk and returns, to choosing what to invest in. 

When you’re ready to dig a little deeper, check out our ‘Investing basics’ section. We cover things like how much money to invest, mistakes beginner investors make (and how to avoid them), basic investing strategies, and heaps more.

Resources from the ASX, ATO, and Moneysmart

Both Moneysmart and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) have lots of great resources about investing.

Head to the ASX website for their online investing courses and glossaries, or to Moneysmart for their investing guides (including an interactive Investor toolkit and six steps to develop an investing plan). You can also check out their compound interest calculator, which is an interactive tool that can help you understand compound versus simple returns

For more info about tax and investing, go to the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) website.

Guides and jargon-busters

For a broad overview of investing, tune in to She’s on the Money’s podcast episode ‘Investing 101: The stock market? Please share’—or if you’re more of a reader, ‘Get Started Investing: It’s easier than you think to invest in shares’ by Equity Mates.

Need a hand busting some jargon? Check out Boss Hunting’s glossary of essential investing buzzwords.

Learn from other investors

As a new investor, it can be helpful to learn from others in the same boat as you. Read our Investor Journey interviews with other Sharesies investors.

‘Unlikely Investors’ by Pedestrian Group and Sharesies is an 8-part podcast series that follows Rob and Lach from Funny Business as they kick start their investing journeys. They dive into the investing world, and talk with five other ‘unlikely investors’ from different walks of life—including rapper B Wise and influencer Flex Mami.

Stay in the loop with share market news

Once you’ve got your head around the basics of investing, you might want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the wider share market. You can subscribe to Lunch Money, our de-jargoned financial newsletter delivered around lunchtime every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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Ok, now for the legal bit

Investing involves risk. You aren’t guaranteed to make money, and you might lose the money you start with. We don’t provide personalised advice or recommendations. Any information we provide is general only and current at the time written. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice when considering whether an investment is appropriate for your objectives, financial situation or needs.

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