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.

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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.


What are the best cryptocurrency and bitcoin ETFs?

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


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.

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Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios: December 2023 Update

Over the 12 months to 31 December 2023, the Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios have delivered returns of 10.1% to 14.0%.

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.


What are the best technology ETFs 2023?

How to invest in technology using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best tech ETFs on the ASX for 2023.

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.


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 ETFs that hold real estate.

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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 top performing managed funds.


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.


What are the best Australian share ETFs of 2023?

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


What are the best Australian high dividend ETFs of 2023?

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


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.


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.


Can you get rich from ETFs?

It’s quite common to get queries about the potential of ETFs for wealth creation. How ‘rich’ you can become using ETFs is often a matter of how you define ‘rich.’


Should you buy small or large cap shares?

Navigating the investment landscape can be daunting, especially when faced with decisions like whether to invest in small-cap or large-cap shares. In this article we look at their differences.


3 bad investing habits to avoid

Your investing habits significantly influence your portfolio and the chances of achieving financial success. Here are the 3 worst investing habits to avoid.


Common ways to gift assets

This article looks at how asset gifting – where parents or grandparents pass on their assets to their children or grandchildren – works in Australia.


HINs vs Custodians: What’s the difference?

When you’re investing, it’s not just the what but also the how that counts. This article looks at the different ways you can own your investments.

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Investing for your kids or grandkids

Planning for your children’s or grandchildren’s financial future may seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be. This article will guide you through 5 key investment strategies.


ETFs for beginners

Getting started with ETFs may appear intimidating, especially when you’re new to investing. Here’s what you need to know when you’re getting started with ETFs.

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Understanding ETFs: the 4 risks you need to be aware of

The world of ETFs is no longer just about following broad market indices. Here’s a more in-depth look at the four key factors you should consider when investing in ETFs.


Should I invest my money or put it in a mortgage offset?

Charting a course through the world of financial management often throws up a heap of complex questions. In this article we look at whether you should invest your savings or put it into a mortgage offset.

Investing, Life

Is it too late to start investing?

When it comes to investing, age isn’t the main game. What truly matters is the length of time you’re planning to keep your money invested.