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

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?’

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.

Investing

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.

Women Investing
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

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

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

Performance update – January 2019

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

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.

Women Investing
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

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.

Investing

Top five things to do before you invest

Here’s the five things we think everyone should consider before investing.

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.

Life

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.

Interviews

Matt Levy, Paralympic gold medalist

We spoke to Paralympian Matt Levy about how he balances his sports career, charity work and managing his finances.

Investing

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.

Investing

What are the best industry super funds?

Not all industry super funds are equal, here’s how to spot a good one.

Investing

Why you should ignore monthly returns

Over long periods of time, markets have always risen and generated wealth for investors.

News

Stockspot: 4 years since our launch

Since Stockspot launched in 2014 I’m delighted we’ve been able to help thousands of Australians invest.

Finance

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.

Investing

Playing 2-up beats picking stocks

You’ve got a better chance of success at 2-up on Anzac Day than you do making money on picking shares.