Author: Chris Brycki

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

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What are the best Australian share ETFs of 2021?

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

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What are the best Global Share ETFs?

We road test 12 popular Global share ETFs, comparing them across 5 factors.

Investing

What are the best Australian high dividend ETFs of 2021?

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

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The Fat Cat Funds Report 2021: 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.

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Best superannuation funds in your 60s+

The best type of superannuation fund for your 60’s, and our top tips to find the best super fund.

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Best superannuation funds for your 40s and 50s

The best type of balanced superannuation fund for your 40’s and 50’s, and our tips to
get the most out of your super.

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Best superannuation funds for your 20s and 30s

The tips to choose the best growth super fund in your 20s and 30s, and avoid losing over $200k of your hard earned super.

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How to choose a super fund

Our top tips on how to choose a super fund with the best chance of good returns.

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How super funds play the ratings game

How do super funds manipulate their ratings?

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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

What are the best industry super funds?

Not all industry super funds are equal, here’s how to spot a good one.

Investing

Defensive assets for long term investors: are they worth it?

Should growth focused investors should still own some defensive assets like government bonds and gold?

Investing

Stockspot Performance Update: June 2021

It’s been almost 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic began. To the surprise of some, global share markets have recovered to pre-pandemic levels and have reached new all-time highs.

Investing

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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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.

Investing

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.

Life

Use your 2021 tax refund to make 2022 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.

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How to complete a W-8BEN in Australia

Everything you need to know about completing a W-8BEN form in Australia.

Investing

ETF bubbles – and six other myths about ETFs debunked

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

Investing

Six mistakes to avoid when the share market falls

In 2021, the Australian share market is likely to fall 10% (or more) at some point. Here are the investing mistakes to avoid when the market falls.

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Should you buy into smart beta ETFs?

We look at smart beta ETFs in Australia – what they are, how they are built and how they’ve performed.

Investing

Stockspot Performance Update: March 2021

Markets have staged a strong recovery in recent months, and all Stockspot Portfolios have had positive 12 month returns.

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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

Why are bond prices falling?

The falling price of bonds has had an effect on other investments. We discuss why this fall happened and what it means for your investment portfolio.

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?

Investing

Why you won’t beat the share market (and why so many still try)

Events like the GameStop short squeeze have activated interest in the share market as a way to get rich quick. But history shows there’s no way to consistently beat the share market.

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Asset allocation changes: February 2021

We’ve only changed our asset allocation once since 2014 – and now we’re doing it again. We explain why and how these changes will affect our clients.

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What’s in the Stockspot portfolios?

The Stockspot ETF portfolios comprise of investments in over 1,400 shares and bonds from Australia and around the world.

Life

Rent or Buy? We do the sums

We discuss some of the important pros and cons to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy.