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Stockspot Performance Update: March 2021

Markets have staged a strong recovery in recent months, and all Stockspot Portfolios have had positive 12 month returns.


What are the best Global Share ETFs?

We road test 12 popular Global share ETFs, comparing them across 5 factors.


What are the best Gold ETFs?

How to invest in gold using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best gold ETFs of 2021.


What are the best Australian Bond ETFs?

We’ll show you why and what we look out for when selecting a bond ETF.


What are the best Australian high dividend ETFs of 2021?

We road test 6 of Australia’s best high dividend ETFs, comparing them across 5 factors to reveal our top pick.


What are the best Australian share ETFs of 2021?

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


Getting in on the gold rush – why invest in gold?

There are few investments as polarising as gold – but this is why gold raises the quality of your investment portfolio.


How to invest when markets go sideways

Sometimes markets don’t go up or down, they go sideways. Here’s how to invest when markets are treading water.


What are NFTs & should you invest in them?

NFTs make it possible to trade digital assets and have recently become popular. We deep dive into what NFTs are and whether you should invest.


Why are bond prices falling?

The falling price of bonds has had an effect on other investments. We discuss why this fall happened and what it means for your investment portfolio.

Investing, Life

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest?

The recent fall in interest rates has reignited the debate. Should you invest or pay down your mortgage?


Why you won’t beat the share market (and why so many still try)

Events like the GameStop short squeeze have activated interest in the share market as a way to get rich quick. But history shows there’s no way to consistently beat the share market.


Asset allocation changes: February 2021

We’ve only changed our asset allocation once since 2014 – and now we’re doing it again. We explain why and how these changes will affect our clients.


What’s in the Stockspot portfolios?

The Stockspot ETF portfolios comprise of investments in over 1,400 shares and bonds from Australia and around the world.


All your investing in gold questions answered

The price of gold has dipped after highs in 2020. We answer all your questions about investing in gold.


We compare LICs vs ETFs, which is best?

Our comparison of popular ASX listed LICs to index ETFs.


Rent or Buy? We do the sums

We discuss some of the important pros and cons to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy.


The short squeeze: how Gamestop rose from $19 to $483

Gamestop was a little-known company who are now famous due to the astronomical rise in share price from US$19 on 4 January 2021 to $483 on 28 January 2021. We explain how this happened and what you can learn.