How to invest when the markets are closed or exclude shares


Like with most things, you’ve got to strike while the iron is hot or you risk losing out on an opportunity. The same can be said for investing – when a moment of inspiration hits, you want to be able to click that ‘Invest’ button at will. Whenever or wherever you may be, even outside of market trading hours. 

We reckon that you should be able to invest in shares, ETFs or any of the investment goodies we've got, as and when the moment takes you! So now, whether waiting in line at the grocery store on a Saturday morning or struck by a share-shop urge at 2am, you can open up your EasyEquities account and set up investments anything you want. Your investment will then be ready – bright eyed and bushy tailed – for when markets re-open, when it will be put through as a transaction on your account at the price at that time.

These transactions-in-wait are called Buy Instructions. Any that you've set up will appear under Pending Instructions under the 'Menu' dropdown in your EasyEquities Account where you can view a breakdown of all your confirmed instructions or even cancel them if you want to.  

We’re not stopping there (because: overachievers). We also know that sometimes you don’t want to or can’t buy shares in certain companies. Maybe it’s because you just don’t like them, or because it goes against your religion, or because you’re a director (#Lifegoals)… whatever the case is, we want to help you avoid making an oopsie. Using our Automatic Exclusions feature under your Account Preferences settingyou can select your no-go shares from the jump, and they’ll be excluded from your baskets, bundles or recurring investments. You can even define a period of time for a share to be excluded. So for example if you’re associated with or work for a company which is releasing its financial results, you’ll experience a kind of lock down on buying shares in that company while it’s being audited before the release. You can now define this period of exclusion in your EasyEquities account for that period of time. Set up your exclusions by selecting the My Account drop down and clicking Settings.

To make it easy to remember, you’ll see this no-go icon on any of your selected excluded companies: