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Stockspot Performance Update: September 2020

The Stockspot portfolios have beaten every equivalent diversified fund due to asset class diversification and making less unforced errors.


What are the best Gold ETFs?

How to invest in gold using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best gold ETFs of 2020.


What are the best Australian share ETFs of 2020?

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


High yield investments: is income investing the right strategy?

Investing for income or chasing high yield can be a problematic investment strategy. A diversified approach focusing on total return could provide more consistent returns.


Manage your personal finances with these top Australian fintechs

The Australian financial industry was once slow-moving, but technology has accelerated over the last 10 years, and we now have a thriving sector of over 600 Australian fintechs.


The importance of Australian shares in your portfolio

There are many reasons to continue owning Australian shares but here we’ll focus on two.


What’s inside an ETF?

The Stockspot team illustrate exactly what goes into an ETF by coming up with creative ideas for new ETFs.


The Fat Cat Funds Report 2020: how and why we compare super funds

Stockspot’s Fat Cat report compares the worst and best super funds in Australia. We tell you why and how we created our annual compare super guide.

Investing, Reports

Best performing super funds in Australia

We compare the best performing super funds in Australia in 2020 – and the worst.


How super funds play the ratings game

We look at how funds manipulate their inclusion into the categories set by the ratings agencies.


Our super recommendations to government

Access to a safe, low cost and simple default option is essential to help the retirement savings of millions of Australians go further and last longer.

Investing, Reports, SMSF

How SMSFs can beat the best super funds in Australia

How to get better returns and spend less time – and money – managing your SMSF investment portfolio.


Best superannuation funds in your 60s+

The best type of superannuation fund for your 60’s, and our top tips to find the best super fund.


Best superannuation funds for your 40s and 50s

The best type of balanced superannuation fund for your 40’s and 50’s, and our tips to
get the most out of your super.


Best superannuation funds for your 20s and 30s

The tips to choose the best growth super fund in your 20s and 30s, and avoid losing over $200k of your hard earned super.


How to choose a super fund

Our top tips on how to choose a super fund with the best chance of good returns.

Astrology signs and money

Which star sign is the best investor?

The stars (and Stockspot data) reveal which star signs are the best investors – and which are the worst.


Behind the recent popularity of inverse ETFs like BBOZ and BEAR

We discuss the risks of inverse ETFs, which are generally used as speculative trading tools and can be quite dangerous for long-term investors.