Author: Chris Brycki

Chris has over 25 years of investment experience and spent most of his early career as a Portfolio Manager at UBS. Chris has been a member of the ASIC Digital Advisory Committee and volunteered as a member of the Investment Committee for the NSW Cancer Council. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance Co-op Scholarship) from UNSW.


The best sustainable ETFs

The best sustainable and ethical ETFs on the ASX. We look at the growth and popularity of sustainable investing in Australia.


What are the best technology ETFs 2024?

How to invest in technology using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best tech ETFs on the ASX for 2024.


What are the best crypto and bitcoin ETFs in 2024?

How to invest in cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, using an exchange traded fund (ETF) on the ASX.


Pearler Investing Review & Comparison

Pearler is an Australian online share investing platform that offers low-cost automated investing. Read our Pearler review and see how it compares to Stockspot.


What are the best Australian share ETFs of 2024?

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

Investing, Reports

Best Performing Managed Funds in Australia

How do you choose which managed fund to invest in? Find out by reading our review on some of the best performing managed funds.


What are the best ASX property and real estate ETFs?

How to invest in property using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best property and real estate ETFs.

Finance, Investing, SMSF

Gold Star Super | Why superannuation funds are wrong on gold

Millions of Australians could be missing out on the benefits of gold because of a conflict of interest inherent in big super.

Finance, Investing

How much super should I have? The million dollar question

Super balances can vastly differ from person to person, even those at similar points in their age and career. But why? There are a number of factors that affect superannuation balances, we explore how and why two people can have vastly different super balances and the ‘benchmark’ figure for your age.

Finance, Investing

What is a super retirement bonus?

Super retirement bonuses are a cash ‘bonus’ paid by some superannuation firms when a member transitions from accumulation to retirement phase. What does a bonus entail? What should you be aware of? And is it wise to invest in a fund offering a retirement bonus?

Investing, Reports

Stockspot Performance Update: March 2024

The Stockspot Model Portfolios returned 8.8% to 14.5% after fees over the 12 months to 31 March 2024.

Investing, Reports

Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios: March 2024 Update

Over the 12 months to 31 March 2024, the Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios have delivered returns of 12.2% to 19.5%.


Top 5 reasons for portfolio diversification

Our top 5 tips on why you should diversify your investment portfolio.


What are the best Gold ETFs?

How to invest in gold using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best gold ETFs of 2024.


What are the best Australian high dividend ETFs of 2024?

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

Finance, Investing, Life

Should you invest in property or shares?

Property and shares are the two most common ways of building wealth in Australia. Find out which one is better for you.

Finance, Investing, Life

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest?

It won’t come as a surprise that rising interest rates have put immense pressure on households around the country. According to research by Roy Morgan, 30.3% of Australian mortgage holders are now under ‘mortgage stress’.

Finance, Investing

The most important consideration before buying an investment property

Before buying an investment property, there’s a lot to think about. The first thing many investors do is use an investment property calculator to work out their budget, forecasted return or yield; but, are you overlooking the most important consideration?

Investing, Life

What are the best investing apps for kids?

Investing for kids is an investment in their future. It teaches them valuable skills that will serve them well throughout their lives and empowers them to take control of their financial future.

Global Share ETFs, Investing

Emerging Markets IEM – Questions we get asked

Stockspot balances client portfolios to include a range of different international share ETFs, this includes emerging markets alongside developed market ETFs, for long term returns.


Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Bitcoin? 6 Key Considerations

Conversations surrounding Bitcoin seem to arise in synchronicity with market price surges. Chris explores when (if ever) is it the right time to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Finance, Investing

Stockspot Performance Update: December 2023

The Stockspot Model Portfolios all delivered positive returns in 2023. The portfolios returned 8.6% to 11.8% after fees.

Finance, Investing

How to reinvest dividends

Reinvesting dividends is a proven and simple way to grow your wealth and portfolio. Stockspot breaks down the important things you need to know when reinvesting your dividends.

Finance, Investing

Ten share market predictions from 2023 and how they turned out

In this article, I review ten forecasts made by fund managers last December and measure how they performed compared to the market index.


Stockspot Product Update: 2023

We’ve listened to client feedback and made seven key product improvements this year.


Common ETF mistakes made by investors

Investing in ETFs can sometimes feel like navigating a maze. In this article, we walk you through 3 common mistakes that investors often make and how to avoid these pitfalls.


The NASDAQ 100 index: everything you need to know

The Nasdaq 100 index has been one of the best ways to invest and grow your wealth. We explain what the Nasdaq 100 is, and how to invest in it.


What is Betashares Direct?

Betashares Direct is an investing platform for trading ASX ETFs. This article compares Betashares Direct to various platforms, including Stake, Superhero, Pearler, and Stockspot.


Stockspot broker change FAQs

We’re changing our broker. We’ve prepared some FAQs to help answer any questions you may have about this change.


How do you pick a good investment adviser?

Financial planning and investing don’t have to be hard – you just need the right support. Use these handy tips to find an investment adviser that can help you make (and save) serious money.