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.


Should you buy the dip?

The Australian sharemarket has fallen 9% from its recent highs, is it time to buy the dip?


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.


5 common questions about returns

In this article we answer five common questions about Stockspot portfolio 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 2022?

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 2022?

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

Finance, Investing, Life

My conversation with an industry legend

Over a stunning 40-year career, this man helped pioneer passive investing, making it accessible for millions around the world.


Stockspot Performance Update: March 2022

The last quarter has been dominated by conflict in Europe, rising inflation, and rising interest rate expectations around the globe.


What do rising interest rates mean for bonds?

We discuss what the rising interest rate environment in 2022 means for bond prices and your portfolio.


Investment update: Ukraine conflict

The Russian war on Ukraine continues to escalate. We share our advice for investing during these volatile markets.


Why we increased our allocation to gold

Gold should be a key part of every diversified portfolio regardless of your investment horizon. Here’s why.


What returns have Stockspot clients earned?

Here are the investment returns of Stockspot clients since 2014.


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?


6 mistakes to avoid when the sharemarket falls

The Australian sharemarket is down around 10% from its recent highs. Here are the investing mistakes to avoid when the market falls.


What if the tech stock boom has further to go in 2022?

They say that history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. Fast forward to 2022 and the current stock market conditions feel similar to 1999.


Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? The problem with wealth management in Australia

One of the reasons I started Stockspot was that I saw too many people getting poor investment advice.


Stockspot Performance Update: December 2021

The Stockspot Model Portfolios returned 3.5% to 10.2% after fees during the 2021 calendar year, while the Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios returned 6.8% to 15.1%.


When is the best time to invest into ETFs?

We explain how to pick the best time to buy shares and ETFs in Australia and why waiting for a market dip can be a risky strategy.

Investing, News

Stockspot managing $600 million, 11,000 clients

Stockspot has hit another milestone, now managing more than $600 million on behalf of its 11,000 clients.


How much money do you need for an emergency fund?

Having some money set aside for a rainy day means you don’t need to borrow or sell investments if you need money when things go wrong.


The role of shares, bonds and gold in your portfolio

Why you should buy different investments including Australian shares, global shares, bonds and gold in a diversified portfolio.

Investing, Life

19 money tips for planning a wedding

The cost of weddings in Australia continues to rise, with couples paying $36,000 for their big day.

Women Investing

Kids invest for free

We all want the best for our children, so we’ve made investing for them for free!


The pros and cons of borrowing to invest in shares

Whether you’re borrowing to invest in property, shares or ETFs, the principles of leveraged investing are the same.

Investing, News

Stockspot Product Update: December 2021

We’ve listened to client feedback and made a bunch of updates to the Stockspot dashboard and app.


Why are bond prices falling?

We discuss why bond prices have been falling and what it means for your portfolio.


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.


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.