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We compare LICs vs ETFs, which is best?

Our comparison of popular ASX listed LICs to index ETFs.

2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Investing Tips, Global Share ETFs, Investing

Benefits of investing overseas with global ETFs

Investing in global ETFs can provide large diversification benefits for Australian investors.


Are Australian shares expensive?

There are always active fund managers who say shares are expensive. But are they really? And does it even matter?


Why to buy gold as a portfolio diversifier

Three reasons we advise clients to buy gold to diversify their portfolios.

News, Reports

Stockspot performance update: June 2019

The 2018/19 financial year proved once again that staying the course in a diversified portfolio of low cost ETFs is your best course of action.


Best SMSF investment strategies for income and capital growth

These are the 3 most asked for investment strategies from our SMSF clients.


ETF investors are the big winners from a fee war

There’s been good news for Australian ETF investors this month, with two of the major ETF issuers reducing their fees.

News, Reports

Stockspot 2019 ETF Research

Our fifth annual Australian ETF Research Report is now live!


Why you need more defensive investments today

High grade bonds and gold can reduce how much you lose when markets fall. But how much of them should you own in your portfolio?


Top questions from the ASX Investor Day

The 5 most common question I got after my presentation at the ASX Investor Day.


Welcome to the new-look Stockspot!

To celebrate our 5 year anniversary, we’re refreshing our visual brand to better reflect the experience we strive to deliver to our clients every day.


When is the best time to invest in the share market?

One of the more common questions our clients ask us is ‘when is the right time to invest?’


What the interest rate cut means for your investments

So what does this mean for investors, savers and property owners?

News, Reports

Stockspot performance update: May 2019

Stockspot portfolios have delivered consistent returns across 1, 3 and 5 years for our clients with only around half the risk of owning a portfolio of just Australian shares.


Why property investing returns may be lower than you think

What are the real long-term returns from property in Australia? We look at the costs of property ownership.


What the election could mean for your investments

Here’s Stockspot’s guide to what the proposed changes could mean for you if Labor gets elected.


How to keep on top of your finances while living abroad

Here are five tips to help you get your money sorted for your trip.


What are the best Australian share ETFs?

We road test 5 popular Australian share ETFs, comparing them across 6 factors.