Episode 9 ⋅ 20th April 2021

Part 1: How Do I Start Investing in the Share Markets?

With the recent rise of new investing platforms in both New Zealand and overseas, we're seeing more and more Kiwis starting to dip their toes in the share market waters and give investing a go. But how do you know a) where to start, b) why even start and c) how to start? Let's dive in. 


How to invest in the share markets is probably one the most requests podcast episodes we've had to date. And honestly, we're not surprised. 

With a rise in new investment platforms and new found easy access to be able to grow your money by investing in shares, more and more Kiwis are giving it a whirl. 

But while this new, easy access to the share markets is great, especially for small time investors like us, often people don't know where to start, or anything about the share markets really! So, we're here to lay it all out on the table. 

What's in the episode?

In this episode, Cat and Christine go through the 101 of investing. They explain the what, why, where and the how…as well as getting honest about their initial experiences of investing and where they're at now. 

Specifically, we cover:

  • What the share markets are and how they work
  • Whether you should just invest in what you know…i.e. property and cash 
  • The property vs shares debate with some great stats to sway you in either direction
  • What a share market index is and how it came to life
  • Why you should invest in the share markets, including all the pros and the cons 
  • How to know when you're ready to start investing in the share markets 
  • And when you are, the 4 key steps to actually get started investing in shares 
  • Bonuses include: understanding the difference between an ETF and Index Fund and the difference in active and passive investment strategies
…And there's lots more goodness in there, so get listening now. 

Great resources mentioned on the podcast are: 

  1. Investing in shares? Learn more on how to determine what a company is worth.
  2. Understanding the share market – who are you buying and selling shares from?
  3. Want to know more about deciding whether active or passive investing is best for you? Read this
  4. Want to get started? MoneyHub have reviews on all the major investment platforms in NZ and guides on how to compare and choose what suits you.
  5. Keen to nerd out over some Indices? Check out the S&P/NZX 20
  6. So you're keen on Index Funds – how do you decide which to go with? Read on.
  7. ETFs are a fantastic structure for Aussies and American investors, but not so great for Kiwis. Why? We explain.

Featuring on today's podcast are your hosts, Cat and Christine.

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