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.

Investing

Best SMSF investment strategies for income and capital growth

These are the 3 most asked for investment strategies from our SMSF clients.

Investing

Why you need more defensive investments today

High grade bonds and gold can reduce how much you lose when markets fall. But how much of them should you own in your portfolio?

Investing

Top questions from the ASX Investor Day

The 5 most common question I got after my presentation at the ASX Investor Day.

Investing

When is the best time to invest in the share market?

One of the more common questions our clients ask us is ‘when is the right time to invest?’

Investing

What the interest rate cut means for your investments

So what does this mean for investors, savers and property owners?

News, Reports

Stockspot performance update: May 2019

Stockspot portfolios have delivered consistent returns across 1, 3 and 5 years for our clients with only around half the risk of owning a portfolio of just Australian shares.

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Why property investing returns may be lower than you think

What are the real long-term returns from property in Australia? We look at the costs of property ownership.

Investing

What the election could mean for your investments

Here’s Stockspot’s guide to what the proposed changes could mean for you if Labor gets elected.

Reports

What are the best Australian share ETFs?

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

Reports

How are ETFs taxed?

Everything you need to know about tax on ETF investments in Australia.

Life

Fintech trends to watch for in 2019

Here’s what we learned at the Money 20/20 fintech conference alongside other Australian fintechs

Investing

Better investing on autopilot

Why use a service like Stockspot rather than actively manage your own portfolio?

Investing

Top 5 reasons for portfolio diversification

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

Finance

What Labor’s proposed changes to franking credits mean

Everything you need to know about Labor’s proposed franking credit changes.

Reports

What returns have Stockspot clients earned?

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

Reports

What are the best Global Share ETFs?

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

Reports

Performance update – January 2019

We’re pleased to report that all 5 of the Stockspot strategies had positive returns in 2018 after fees.

Finance

How I’d fix default super

Last year the government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into Superannuation.

Investing

Market predictions for 2019

The start of the new year is a popular time to make predictions about the market.

Investing

What I learnt at the ASX Investor Day

Here are some of my key learnings from the ASX Investor Day in Sydney.

News

Savings accounts are broken. So we decided to fix them

Tired of low interest rates on your savings? So are we! That’s why we have created a better way to save money.

Investing

Index investing succeeds in down markets too

Whenever markets fall, funds who use active stock picking or market timing strategies fire up their sales engines.

Investing

Dunning-Kruger Effect: You know less than you think

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. You’ve probably recognised the Dunning Kruger effect before…

Investing

How to build an awesome investment portfolio

Clients sometimes ask us how we built the Stockspot portfolios, and why we selected 5 assets.

Reports

How to pick the best super fund

We compared the largest 500 multi-asset super fund options to assess how they performed after fees.

Reports

Bank rip-offs that won’t exist in 2020

When you take a step back, you may be surprised at how many bank fees, charges and costs we take for granted.

Investing

How to make the most of market dips

First-time investors tend to sell when the market falls out of a fear it will continue to go down and never return.

Investing

The Paradox of Skill: Why active funds disappoint every year

The latest data for active fund returns doesn’t bode well for traditional active fund managers.

Investing

The best ETFs in a boom year

The growth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) continues to be the biggest trend in asset management of recent decades.

Life

Three investment blogs worth reading

Here are 3 of the best investment blogs that I love learning from each week.