๐Ÿ“ˆ Investing

Investing 101

What is investing and why should you do it

How much can you invest?

What can you invest in?

Remember this?

a) Start small

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Raiz Invest / Acorns Australia

Invest in a portfolio of ETFs, minimum investment $5.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Acorns

Invest in a portfolio of ETFs, minimum investment $5.

Raiz / Acorns is a micro-investing app that invests your money into a pre-selected passive diversified portfolio. This means you’ll own a very small piece of a large number of assets soย you’ll get average market returns.

When starting small, transaction fees will have aย significant impact on your returns.

Check whether investing small amounts is ‘worth it’ with our calculator (emailย hello@alpacacap.comย for a copy).ย 

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Level up…

b) DIY

Invest in a passive diversified portfolio. We’ll show you how.

๐Ÿ‘ Takes less than < 15 minutes, and

๐Ÿ‘ Earns comparable, if not better results than using Raiz / Acorns ๐Ÿ˜ฏโ€ผ

Get a copy of our guide toย DIY invest in financial markets with minimal effort viaย hello@alpacacap.comย (๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ and ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย versions available).


c) Want to actively pick your investments?

Looking to outperform the market? ๐Ÿ˜

Financial markets

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Spaceship Voyagerย (they do some of the picking for you)

Invest in Australian and global companies, no minimum investment.ย 

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Cheap stock brokerage comparison

Comparison site for online brokerage fees.


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Robinhood

Online brokerage service. You canย tradeย US Listed & OTC Securities, ETFs, options, and certain cryptocurrencies for free.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Stockpile

Online brokerage service for stocks and ETFs. You can also purchase gift cards to redeem for stock.

Real estate

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Buying a house

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บย BRICKX

Invest in Australian residential real estate, minimum investment $75.ย 


peer to peer lending

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ RateSetter

Invest in Australian personal loans, business loans and green loans, minimum investment $10.

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Note – investing for retirement is covered here.