Friends With Money #70: Strategies for the casual investor

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While millions of Australians have started investing for the first time in recent years, getting to grips with the strategies and terminology involved isn't always easy.

On this episode of the Friends With Money podcast, Money's Tom Watson is joined by Pearler co-founder Nick Nicolaides to break down some of the basic concepts of investing and talk about simplifying life as an investor.

  • Why have so many people started investing?
  • What are ETFs, and how to they differ from shares?
  • How does automatic investing work?
  • What is dollar-cost averaging all about?
  • Should new investors worry about dividends?

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Nick Nicolaides is co-founder of investment platform Pearler. He has over 15 years' experience working in the financial services industry including analyst roles at J.P Morgan and Ernst & Young and has served on boards for financial firms such as Atrium Investment Management, Marshall Investments, and Easton Pearson.