Author: Chris Brycki

Chris has been vocal in calling out the industry 'Fat Cats' and is known for telling it as it is. He sits on two Advisory Committees for the industry regulator ASIC, and was previously a fund manager at UBS. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance Co-op Scholarship) from UNSW.


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.


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.


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 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.

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?


My tips for aspiring share traders

Daytrading fever is sweeping the world. These are my tips, as a former trader, for anyone looking to make quick profits.


3 tips for investing in your 20s

Thinking about your money and investing in your 20s could set you up for financial success.

Investing, News, Reports

Robo-advice Report shows Australian growth

Close to a quarter (23%) of online investors in the U.S. use robo-advice services. Australians are catching on.


Beating the crowd in surprising markets

If you accept that markets are hard to predict, you can start to focus on what you can control to improve your investing results.


How Stockspot outperformed Vanguard and robo advisors

Three strategies that have helped the Stockspot portfolios outperform Vanguard and other ETF peers over the last 5 years.


What is your investment profile and why is it important?

Your investment profile helps us ensure your investment strategy is always suitable for your goals.


Stockspot performance update: March 2020

It has been a historic quarter for the world and financial markets. We discuss how the Stockspot portfolios have performed.


REST in the Hostplus boat

REST is another Industry super fund with a large allocation to unlisted assets that is now heavily exposed to transfers and redemptions.


A perfect storm to expose some Industry funds

A momentous problem is brewing for some Industry funds with large investments in unlisted assets.


Why bonds belong in your portfolio

We look at why fixed interest, also known as bonds, form an integral part of our portfolios.


Why we’re rebalancing portfolios now

Automated rebalancing removes emotion and helps you to buy low and sell high. Here’s why we’ve been rebalancing recently.

Investing, News

What does Coronavirus mean for your portfolio?

Concerns around Coronavirus have impacted global share markets. We discuss what it means for your investment strategy.


Make the most of market dips

Here are some strategies to benefit from market dips.

Life, News

Thanks for donating your dividends

We offered clients the option to donate their dividends towards the bushfire emergency and were blown away by the response.


What returns have Stockspot clients earned?

We show which figures you should focus on and how Stockspot clients have done.

Investing, News

Stockspot performance update: December 2019

Here’s a review of 2019 at Stockspot, our biggest year yet for client returns, new articles, research and product releases.


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.

Investing, SMSF

How SMSFs can address ASICs ‘red flags’

ASIC have issued some ‘red flag’ warnings for SMSFs. We show how SMSF trustees can avoid being caught out.

Investing, News

Stockspot performance update: September 2019

Here’s how you can be in the top 1% of investors by stacking the odds wildly in your favour.


Seven myths about ETFs

Are ETFs causing a market bubble? We debunk this and other myths pedalled by active fund managers about indexing and ETFs.


What the interest rate cut means for your investments

The RBA has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.75%.

Investing, SMSF

Best SMSF diversification strategies

Our guide to five of the best SMSF investment strategies.