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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.

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Why we don’t recommend active funds

It’s no secret I’m an advocate of index investing. Here I reiterate the fundamentals of why active investing is not a strategy Stockspot advocates for. I also critique three popular active funds in Australia.

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Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios: June 2021 Update

Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios were introduced in July 2020. Here we update you on their one year performance and insights for sustainable investing in 2021.

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What are the best Australian Bond ETFs?

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

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What is a Stockspot Cash Account?

The Stockspot cash account is where you deposit funds for investment into your Stockspot Portfolio or Stockspot Savings. It’s also where your ETF distributions are paid.

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What is ethical investing?

Ethical investing means being invested in companies that demonstrate positive environmental and social impact.

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Inside Stockspot’s Sustainable Portfolios

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

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ETF Performance Tables – Ethical ETFs

Summary of all ASX Ethical ETFs by Performance and Returns.

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Investing your savings doesn’t need to be daunting

Many people think investing is risky and time consuming. Here’s why it’s not and how to start today.

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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.

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Are ethical ETFs really that ethical?

Why ethical investing continues to grow and the motives behind it.

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How Stockspot built the Sustainable Portfolios

Our screening process to find the best ethical and socially responsible investments to make up a diversified portfolio.

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The S&P/ASX 200 index: everything you need to know

The S&P/ASX 200 index has been one of the best ways to invest and grow your wealth in Australia. We explain what the S&P/ASX 200 is, and how to invest in it.

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Tax time FY 2020/2021: Everything you need to know

It’s important to get your tax documents as quickly as possible. As always, our aim is to help make tax time as quick and easy as possible for you.

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Which investments can minimise tax?

Put a bit of thought in to your investments, and you might be able to invest in a more tax efficient way

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How are ETFs taxed?

Everything you need to know about tax on ETF investments in Australia.

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Managing your own investment portfolio: 8 things to consider

If you want to manage your Stockspot portfolio on your own, or try your hand at DIY trading – read this first.

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

If you don’t own gold… there is no sensible reason other than you don’t know history or you don’t know economics.