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.
Best SMSF investment strategies for income and capital growth
These are the 3 most asked for investment strategies from our SMSF clients.
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?
Top questions from the ASX Investor Day
The 5 most common question I got after my presentation at the ASX Investor Day.
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?’
What the interest rate cut means for your investments
So what does this mean for investors, savers and property owners?
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.
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.
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.
What are the best Australian share ETFs?
We road test 5 popular Australian share ETFs, comparing them across 6 factors.
Fintech trends to watch for in 2019
Here’s what we learned at the Money 20/20 fintech conference alongside other Australian fintechs
Better investing on autopilot
Why use a service like Stockspot rather than actively manage your own portfolio?
Top 5 reasons for portfolio diversification
Our top 5 tips on why you should diversify your investment portfolio.
What Labor’s proposed changes to franking credits mean
Everything you need to know about Labor’s proposed franking credit changes.
What returns have Stockspot clients earned?
We show which figures you should focus on and how Stockspot clients have done.
What are the best Global Share ETFs?
We road test 12 popular Global share ETFs, comparing them across 5 factors.
Performance update – January 2019
We’re pleased to report that all 5 of the Stockspot strategies had positive returns in 2018 after fees.
How I’d fix default super
Last year the government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into Superannuation.
Market predictions for 2019
The start of the new year is a popular time to make predictions about the market.
What I learnt at the ASX Investor Day
Here are some of my key learnings from the ASX Investor Day in Sydney.
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.
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.
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…
How to build an awesome investment portfolio
Clients sometimes ask us how we built the Stockspot portfolios, and why we selected 5 assets.
How to pick the best super fund
We compared the largest 500 multi-asset super fund options to assess how they performed after fees.
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.
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.
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.
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.