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“Why is the gold price going up?” All your investing in gold questions answered

The price of gold has recently reached record highs. These are the questions our clients are asking.


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

Three reasons we advise clients to buy gold to diversify their portfolios even though it’s up 61%.


Stockspot Performance Update: June 2020

During a volatile year that included the COVID-19 crisis, Stockspot portfolios had a sixth year of positive returns.


What is ethical investing?

Ethical investing aims to achieve long term wealth creation by investing in companies that demonstrate positive environmental and social impact.


Ethical investing without sacrificing returns

Ethical and sustainable investing decisions can lead to good financial performance over the long term without having to compromise returns.


Inside Stockspot’s Sustainable Portfolios

An overview of Stockspot’s Sustainable Portfolios and a deep dive into which ethical companies are inside.


How Stockspot built the Sustainable Portfolios?

The screening process to find ethical and socially responsible investments to make up a diversified portfolio.


Use your 2020 tax refund to make 2021 better

It hasn’t been an easy year. But if you get a tax refund, here are some ways to make the future a little brighter.


Sustainable artist Marí Koval paints the Stockspot mural

Marí Koval is an Australian-based artist who painted the mountain mural in the Stockspot office. She tells us her thoughts on sustainability, business and art.

Interviews, Investing

Starting Early: Sustainable Investing in Your 20s

Peter Binns is in his early 20s and has already discovered the power of investing. We found out why he thinks sustainable investing is the way of the future.


The Four Types of Investment Hero

A crisis tends to bring out the superhero in all of us. Which one were you in the first half of 2020?


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 2020.


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 2020?

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 2020?

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


Stockspot tax documents for FY 2019/20

Everything you need to know this tax season for your Stockspot investments.

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?