Beginner's guide to investing on the sharemarket

By Ben Chapman-Smith

Learn about investing in shares. Photo / Thinkstock
Learn about investing in shares. Photo / Thinkstock

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 in 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"? And 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.

Look out for Business Herald reporter Ben Chapman-Smith's four-part video series at

- NZ Herald

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