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What is Bitcoin and cryptocurrency?

Find out what cryptocurrencies are and the future of the industry.


How to invest in Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies

Once a fringe investment, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are almost going mainstream. Here’s what to think about if you’re going to invest in Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies.


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 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.


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.

Stake investing app

Stake app review: we compare and contrast trading apps

Stake is an Australian share trading app that lets you trade US stocks and ETFs. We tell you how Stake works and how share trading apps like Stake are different to long-term investing apps like Stockspot.


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.