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: September 2020

The Stockspot portfolios have beaten every equivalent diversified fund due to asset class diversification and making less unforced errors.


What are the best Australian share ETFs of 2020?

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


The importance of Australian shares in your portfolio

There are many reasons to continue owning Australian shares but here we’ll focus on two.


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.

Investing, Reports, SMSF

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.


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.


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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Investing, SMSF

Australian managed fund returns: a lucky dip for SMSFs

An analysis of popular active managed funds for SMSFs shows a large variance in returns.


Getting in on the gold rush – why invest in gold?

Three reasons we advise clients to buy gold to diversify their portfolios even though it’s up 61%.


Stockspot Performance Update: June 2020

During a volatile year that included the COVID-19 crisis, Stockspot portfolios had a sixth year of positive returns.


Use your 2020 tax refund to make 2021 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.


The Four Types of Investment Hero

A crisis tends to bring out the superhero in all of us. Which one were you in the first half of 2020?


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 2020?

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

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?


My tips for aspiring share traders

Daytrading fever is sweeping the world. These are my tips, as a former trader, for anyone looking to make quick profits.


3 tips for investing in your 20s

Thinking about your money and investing in your 20s could set you up for financial success.

Investing, News, Reports

Robo-advice Report shows Australian growth

Close to a quarter (23%) of online investors in the U.S. use robo-advice services. Australians are catching on.


Beating the crowd in surprising markets

If you accept that markets are hard to predict, you can start to focus on what you can control to improve your investing results.


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 is your investment profile and why is it important?

Your investment profile helps us ensure your investment strategy is always suitable for your goals.


Stockspot performance update: March 2020

It has been a historic quarter for the world and financial markets. We discuss how the Stockspot portfolios have performed.


REST in the Hostplus boat

REST is another Industry super fund with a large allocation to unlisted assets that is now heavily exposed to transfers and redemptions.


A perfect storm to expose some Industry funds

A momentous problem is brewing for some Industry funds with large investments in unlisted assets.


Why bonds belong in your portfolio

We look at why fixed interest, also known as bonds, form an integral part of our portfolios.


Why we’re rebalancing portfolios now

Automated rebalancing removes emotion and helps you to buy low and sell high. Here’s why we’ve been rebalancing recently.