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.
Stockspot Performance Update: March 2021
Markets have staged a strong recovery in recent months, and all Stockspot Portfolios have had positive 12 month returns.
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 2021?
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 2021?
We road test 5 popular Australian share ETFs, comparing them across 6 factors.
Getting in on the gold rush – why invest in gold?
There are few investments as polarising as gold – but this is why gold raises the quality of your investment portfolio.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The short squeeze: how Gamestop rose from $19 to $483
Gamestop was a little-known company who are now famous due to the astronomical rise in share price from US$19 on 4 January 2021 to $483 on 28 January 2021. We explain how this happened and what you can learn.
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.
How Stockspot outperformed Vanguard and robo advisors
Three strategies that have helped the Stockspot portfolios outperform Vanguard and others to be Australia’s best performing robo adviser over the last 5 years.
What are the most popular investment themes?
A portfolio diversified across assets, countries & sectors will, in the long run, give the best risk-adjusted returns.
Investing in property: are the returns worth it?
What are the real long-term returns from property in Australia? We look at the costs of investing in property.
Why we’re rebalancing our portfolios: November 2020
Automated rebalancing removes emotion to help you to buy low and sell high. We rebalanced our portfolios in March 2020, and here’s why we’ve done it again in November.
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.
The importance of Australian shares in your portfolio
There are many reasons to continue owning Australian shares but here we’ll focus on two.
Choosing the best investment app or robo adviser
Here are 7 important considerations for anyone looking at using a robo-advice service or automated investment app.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.