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.

Investing

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.

Reports

What are the best Australian Bond ETFs?

We’ll show you why and what we look out for when selecting a bond ETF.

Investing

What’s the difference between a dividend and a distribution?

This article will help you understand the differences between a dividend and a distribution.

Investing

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.

Investing

What are the odds of picking a winner?

How picking the Melbourne Cup winner compares to choosing an active fund manager.

Investing

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.

Investing

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.

2019 Fat Cat Funds Report, Investing

Best performing super funds in Australia

We compare the best performing super funds in Australia in 2019 – and the worst.

Investing

We compare LICs vs ETFs, which is best?

Our comparison of popular ASX listed LICs to index ETFs.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Investing Tips, Global Share ETFs, Investing

Benefits of investing overseas with global ETFs

Investing in global ETFs can provide large diversification benefits for Australian investors.

News

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.

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News, Reports

Stockspot 2019 ETF Research

Our fifth annual Australian ETF Research Report is now live!

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETFs 101

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.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETFs 101

What are ETFs?

An introduction into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), how they work and trade, their key benefits, and risks.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETFs 101

ETFs vs LICs compared

Comparison between Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Listed Investment Companies (LICs).

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETFs 101

Are ETFs safe or risky?

Debunking the biggest ETF myths and addressing the criticism.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETFs 101

ETF glossary

A helpful dictionary and glossary of terms for all ETF and investment related terminology.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

ETF market summary

A summary of the Australian ETF Market including trends, predictions and reasons why the industry will continue to grow.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

10 key research highlights

10 key statistics from our ETF Research over the last year.

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2019 ETF Research Report

Australian vs global ETF market

Comparison between the Australian and Global ETF market.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

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.

2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

ETFs by issuer

A summary of trends and growth in each ETF issuer.

2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

New ETFs

A summary of all the newly listed ASX ETFs over the past year.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

Closed ETFs

A summary of all the ASX listed ETFs that have closed or delisted over the past year.

2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

Best performing ETFs for 2019

The Top 5 ETF Performers who had the best returns over the past year.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

Worst performing ETFs for 2019

The Bottom 5 ETF Performers who had the worst returns over the past year.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

Most Popular ETFs

Most popular ETFs by examining the largest increases in size and flows over the past year.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Market Update

Least popular ETFs

Least popular ETFs by examining the largest decreases in size and flows over the past year.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Investing Tips

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.

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2019 ETF Research Report, ETF Investing Tips

How to be a better ETF investor

Tips to become a better ETF investor. We go through the key mistakes to avoid.