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.


What are the best Gold ETFs?

How to invest in gold using an exchange traded fund (ETF). We compare the best gold ETFs of 2021.


What are the best Australian Bond ETFs?

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


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.


All your investing in gold questions answered

The price of gold has dipped after highs in 2020. We answer all your questions about investing in gold.


We compare LICs vs ETFs, which is best?

Our comparison of popular ASX listed LICs to index ETFs.

Investing, Reports

Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios: December 2020 Update

Stockspot Sustainable Portfolios were introduced in July 2020. Here we update you on their six month performance and insights for sustainable investing in 2021.


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.


Stockspot Performance Update: December 2020

The Stockspot Portfolios delivered positive returns for a sixth consecutive calendar year, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


High yield investments: is income investing the right strategy?

Investing for income or chasing high yield can be a problematic investment strategy. A diversified approach focusing on total return could provide more consistent returns.


What’s inside an ETF?

The Stockspot team illustrate exactly what goes into an ETF by coming up with creative ideas for new ETFs.

Investing, Reports

Best performing super funds in Australia

We compare the best performing super funds in Australia in 2020 – and the worst.


Behind the recent popularity of inverse ETFs like BBOZ and BEAR

We discuss the risks of inverse ETFs, which are generally used as speculative trading tools and can be quite dangerous for long-term investors.


LICs fail to perform in 2020 during COVID-19

LICs have once again demonstrated poor long term performance during the COVID-19 correction. We review LIC returns compared to ETFs in 2020.


Do ETF names give clues about performance?

ETF names convey a lot of information. In this article we analyse the clues short and long ETF names can give you about performance and fees.


Intellectual humility and knowing what you don’t know

Being aware of our limited knowledge and saying “I dont know” can help investors succeed by preparing instead of predicting.


What is ethical investing?

Ethical investing aims to achieve long term wealth creation by investing in companies that demonstrate positive environmental and social impact.


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.


Inside Stockspot’s Sustainable Portfolios

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


How Stockspot built the Sustainable Portfolios?

The screening process to find ethical and socially responsible investments to make up a diversified portfolio.


Market corrections can present the best opportunity to invest

Share market corrections can give you an opportunity to boost your future returns.


ETF investors are the big winners from a fee war

There’s been good news for Australian ETF investors, with three of the major ETF issuers reducing their fees.

2020 ETF Research Report, Investing

2020 ETF Report highlights: 10 ETF trends

Highlights from our 2020 ETF Report including the most popular ETFs, and popular ETF trends.

2020 ETF Research Report

Best performing ETFs for 2020

The top 5 ETF performers that had the best returns over the past year in 2020.

2020 ETF Research Report

Worst performing ETFs for 2020

The bottom 5 ETF performers that had the worst returns over the past year in 2020.

2020 ETF Research Report

Most Popular ETFs of 2020

Most popular ETFs of 2020 by examining the largest increases in size and flows over the past year.

2020 ETF Research Report

Best ETFs to buy and hold

What are the best exchange traded funds (ETFs) to buy and hold to help you grow your wealth over the long term.

2020 ETF Research Report

The growth of sustainable ETFs in 2020

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

2020 ETF Research Report

Should I Buy Hedged or Unhedged ETFs in 2020?

Comparison between hedged and unhedged ETFs and how foreign currencies against the Australian dollar can affect ETF returns in 2020.

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2020 ETF Research Report

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

A summary of trends and growth in each ETF issuer. We examine how Vanguard, Blackrock, Betashares and other ETF providers have performed in 2020.