Investing in shares - Beginner's guide: Part 1

The government's partial sale of Mighty River Power has prompted thousands of New Zealanders to consider investing in the stock exchange for the first time.

As well-known companies like the Mad Butcher and Z Energy also look set to go public, the NZX is now its healthiest state for years.

But how do I get started in investing, how much money do I need, what does it mean to have a 'diversified portfolio'? What are the risks?

Our guest experts, fund managers Brian Gaynor and Rebecca Thomas, along with finance senior lecturer at Massey University Jeffrey Stangl answer these questions and more in our latest video series designed to help New Zealanders learn about investing in shares.

- NZ HERALD ONLINE

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