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.
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?’
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.
Fintech trends to watch for in 2019
Here’s what we learned at the Money 20/20 fintech conference alongside other Australian fintechs
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.
Performance update – January 2019
We’re pleased to report that all 5 of the Stockspot strategies had positive returns in 2018 after fees.
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.
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.
Three investment blogs worth reading
Here are 3 of the best investment blogs that I love learning from each week.
Top five things to do before you invest
Here’s the five things we think everyone should consider before investing.
Do you own your investments?
Something you may not put a lot of thought into when you invest is how those investments are held.
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.
Matt Levy, Paralympic gold medalist
We spoke to Paralympian Matt Levy about how he balances his sports career, charity work and managing his finances.
ETFs continue to disrupt the asset management industry
ETFs continue to be the biggest disruptor to the asset management industry and at the same time are blurring the lines between different styles of investing.
What are the best industry super funds?
Not all industry super funds are equal, here’s how to spot a good one.
Why you should ignore monthly returns
Over long periods of time, markets have always risen and generated wealth for investors.
Stockspot: 4 years since our launch
Since Stockspot launched in 2014 I’m delighted we’ve been able to help thousands of Australians invest.
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.