Author: Marc Jocum
Marc has over 5 years experience in the financial services industry having previously worked for Morgan Stanley, AMP and KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance/Accounting) from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and has completed his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1.
LIC investors gave up $1.6 billion in 2019
LICs have come under the spotlight for their poor performance and conflicted fees. We review LIC returns compared to ETFs in 2019.
What are the best Australian Bond ETFs?
We’ll show you why and what we look out for when selecting a bond ETF.
What’s the difference between a dividend and a distribution?
This article will help you understand the differences between a dividend and a distribution.
Should you buy when markets are high?
We look at how you would have done in the past by investing at market all-time highs.
What are the odds of picking a winner?
How picking the Melbourne Cup winner compares to choosing an active fund manager.
What you need to know when considering investment bonds (insurance bonds)
An overview of investment bonds and how their returns compare to investing in an ETF portfolio.
Everything you need to know about the S&P/ASX 200 index
The S&P/ASX 200 index has been one of the best ways to invest and grow your wealth in Australia.
Best performing super funds in Australia
We compare the best performing super funds in Australia in 2019 – and the worst.
We compare LICs vs ETFs, which is best?
Our comparison of popular ASX listed LICs to index ETFs.
Benefits of investing overseas with global ETFs
Investing in global ETFs can provide large diversification benefits for Australian investors.
ETF investors are the big winners from a fee war
There’s been good news for Australian ETF investors this month, with two of the major ETF issuers reducing their fees.
Stockspot 2019 ETF Research
Our fifth annual Australian ETF Research Report is now live!
About this research
Welcome to Stockspot’s 2019 ETF Research Report. We’ve analysed over 190 ETFs by looking at factors like fees, performance, size and activity.
What are ETFs?
An introduction into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), how they work and trade, their key benefits, and risks.
ETFs vs LICs compared
Comparison between Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Listed Investment Companies (LICs).
Are ETFs safe or risky?
Debunking the biggest ETF myths and addressing the criticism.
A helpful dictionary and glossary of terms for all ETF and investment related terminology.
ETF market summary
A summary of the Australian ETF Market including trends, predictions and reasons why the industry will continue to grow.
10 key research highlights
10 key statistics from our ETF Research over the last year.
Australian vs global ETF market
Comparison between the Australian and Global ETF market.
ETFs by sector group
A summary of trends and growth in each ETF sector such as Global Shares, Australian Shares, Bonds, Currency, Commodities, and other ETFs.
ETFs by issuer
A summary of trends and growth in each ETF issuer.
A summary of all the newly listed ASX ETFs over the past year.
A summary of all the ASX listed ETFs that have closed or delisted over the past year.
Best performing ETFs for 2019
The Top 5 ETF Performers who had the best returns over the past year.
Worst performing ETFs for 2019
The Bottom 5 ETF Performers who had the worst returns over the past year.
Most Popular ETFs
Most popular ETFs by examining the largest increases in size and flows over the past year.
Least popular ETFs
Least popular ETFs by examining the largest decreases in size and flows over the past year.
How to invest in the best ETFs
How to avoid investing in bad ETFs. We share some tips for investors when looking to invest and pick the best ETFs.