I'm a new investor and this is super scary
We get it. Investing is intimidating when you're new, and so many of the websites out there that say they'll help you are bogged down in jargon. At Hatch, we love new investors and want to help you get comfortable with investing so that you can build the wealth you deserve. You can head to our Learn section, or read on for more plain English tips and tools to help you get started!
There are so many shares available on Hatch, how do I choose?
Everyone is different, and there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Life experience gives you more expertise than you probably realise for determining whether different industries and trends are a good long term investment.
Here's some ideas on how to start choosing your first shares
You can start small and grow your investments over time
The great thing about self-directed investing is that you can learn by doing, starting with small amounts, and growing your hard-earned money over time.
Many new investors take $100 or $200 and invest it in a company they're familiar with. They use the knowledge they've built through being a customer to make an informed decision about the company's future growth. A few hundred dollars is enough skin in the game to care about (and therefore learn) what impacts the share price over time, but not enough to lose sleep over. That's a hands-on share market education for the price of a dinner.
I want to do some research, where do I start?
We usually recommend starting your research by reading about different investment strategies to build an understanding of different investing behaviours;
Some other Hatch articles that are handy for newer investors:
Of course, our team is here to help however we can, so chat us up if you have any questions as you get started!