Investment basics

Learn more about understanding your investments

Investing is about putting your money to work to achieve your personal financial goals. A smart investor takes time to understand the basic principles of investing and then follows a carefully tailored investment plan.


Each person’s goals are different, so getting individual financial advice is an important part of this process. Here are some steps to get you started:

We also have a range of free brochures available to support your investment goals. From ‘How to be a smart investor’ through to ‘How to spot an investment scam’ – we’ve got you covered. You can download our free resources here.

You can also learn more about investment options at Invested, an investor education video series created for New Zealanders by the NZX and the Commission for Financial Capability.