Author: Marc Jocum

Marc has 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, Reports

Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios: December 2021 Update

Stockspot Sustainable Portfolio performance update and insights for sustainable investing in 2022.

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What are the best Gold ETFs?

How to invest in gold using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best gold ETFs of 2022.

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What are the best Australian Bond ETFs?

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

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What you need to know when considering investment bonds (insurance bonds)

We explain children’s investment bonds including how they work and compare them to other investments for kids including ETFs.

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Should I Buy Hedged or Unhedged ETFs?

We compare hedged vs unhedged ETFs. What does hedged mean? Should you buy hedged or unhedged ETFs for international shares, bonds and gold?

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Why we avoid new thematic ETFs

Thematic ETFs track a niche market sector. We discuss some of the risks of investing into ETFs like a Crypto Innovators ETF and Hydrogen ETF.

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What are the odds of picking a winner?

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

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How to use Stockspot Themes

A guide to personalising and taking more control of your portfolio. Stockspot Themes gives clients access to different sectors, countries and asset classes.

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Stockspot Performance Update: September 2021

The Stockspot Model Portfolios returned between 5.5% to 15.6% after fees over the last year and have protected against the recent market dip.

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Best performing super funds in Australia

We compare the best performing super funds in Australia in 2021 – and the worst.

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How to invest for a high dividend yield

With interest rates at all-time lows, investing for dividend yields is becoming more popular. We discuss how you can earn dividends without taking too much risk.

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What is ethical investing?

Ethical investing means being invested in companies that demonstrate positive environmental and social impact.

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Inside Stockspot’s Sustainable Portfolios

An overview of Stockspot’s Sustainable Portfolios and a deep dive into which ethical companies are inside.

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ETF Performance Tables – Ethical ETFs

Summary of all ASX Ethical ETFs by Performance and Returns.

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Investing your savings doesn’t need to be daunting

Many people think investing is risky and time consuming. Here’s why it’s not and how to start today.

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Ethical investing without sacrificing returns

Ethical and sustainable investing decisions can lead to good financial performance over the long term without having to compromise returns.

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Are ethical ETFs really that ethical?

Why ethical investing continues to grow and the motives behind it.

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How Stockspot built the Sustainable Portfolios

Our screening process to find the best ethical and socially responsible investments to make up a diversified portfolio.

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The S&P/ASX 200 index: everything you need to know

The S&P/ASX 200 index has been one of the best ways to invest and grow your wealth in Australia. We explain what the S&P/ASX 200 is, and how to invest in it.

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About the 2021 ETF Report

Stockspot’s annual ETF report is a snapshot of what’s happening in the Australian ETF landscape. We tell you why and how we create this report.

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2021 ETF Report: 10 key ETF trends in Australia

If you only remember 10 things from Stockspot’s 2021 ETF Report, these are it.

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Best Performing ETFs Australia 2021

These ETFs were the best performing ETFs in Australia in 2021.

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Worst Performing ETFs Australia 2021

We’ve analysed the ETFs that produced disappointing results in 2021.

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New ETFs in Australia 2021

A summary of all the newly listed ASX ETFs in 2021.

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Most Popular ETFs

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

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Which ETF issuer is best? Vanguard, Blackrock, BetaShares or others?

We analyse the performance of Vanguard, Blackrock, BetaShares and other ETF providers in 2021.

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The best sustainable ETFs in 2021

The best sustainable and ethical ETFs on the ASX. We look at the growth and popularity of sustainable investing in Australia.

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What are the most popular investment themes?

A portfolio diversified across assets, countries & sectors will, in the long run, give the best risk-adjusted returns.

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What is factor investing and should you do it?

Factor investing is a type of smart beta investing. It’s based on choosing specific investment features that influence performance.

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What are NFTs & should you invest in them?

NFTs make it possible to trade digital assets and have recently become popular. We deep dive into what NFTs are and whether you should invest.