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Finance, Investing, Life

Should you invest in property or shares?

Property and shares are the two most common ways of building wealth in Australia. Find out which one is better for you.

Finance, Investing, Life

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest?

It won’t come as a surprise that rising interest rates have put immense pressure on households around the country. According to research by Roy Morgan, 30.3% of Australian mortgage holders are now under ‘mortgage stress’.

Finance, Investing

The most important consideration before buying an investment property

Before buying an investment property, there’s a lot to think about. The first thing many investors do is use an investment property calculator to work out their budget, forecasted return or yield; but, are you overlooking the most important consideration?

Finance, SMSF

Starting an SMSF pension from your Stockspot SMSF account

Learn about the role of Stockspot in managing your SMSF pension draw downs, the responsibilities of your administrator/ accountant and your role as an SMSF trustee, in the lead up to and during your pension years.

Finance, Investing

Stockspot Performance Update: December 2023

The Stockspot Model Portfolios all delivered positive returns in 2023. The portfolios returned 8.6% to 11.8% after fees.

Finance, Investing

How to reinvest dividends

Reinvesting dividends is a proven and simple way to grow your wealth and portfolio. Stockspot breaks down the important things you need to know when reinvesting your dividends.

Finance, Investing

Ten share market predictions from 2023 and how they turned out

In this article, I review ten forecasts made by fund managers last December and measure how they performed compared to the market index.

Finance, Investing

Portfolio Investment Management Guide

The best way to build a successful portfolio is to understand the fundamentals of investing. Stockspot explains how to build a portfolio that will last.

Finance, Investing, Life

What was the proposed NSW Kids Future Fund?

What is the proposed NSW Kids Future Fund? What are the best ways to help kids invest to achieve their financial goals?

Finance, Investing, Life

Investing lessons from Bloomberg’s ETF guru

The key insights we learned from meeting one of the best-regarded ETF researchers in the world.

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Finance, Investing, Life

Passive investing in Australia

Passive investing can be confusing, so we’ve put together this guide to help you understand passive investing before you begin your investing journey.


Robo advisers vs Financial Advisers

Stockspot looks at the key differences between robo-advisers and financial advisers.

Finance, Investing

Super funds shouldn’t be ‘marking their own homework’

Super funds ‘marking their own homework’ is becoming a systemic risk that needs to be addressed.

Finance, Investing

What’s up with Vanguard?

Vanguard, the ETF giant, has presented an odd submission to the Quality of Advice Review.

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Finance, Investing

What Is A Managed Fund?

A managed fund is an investment vehicle where your money is pooled with other investors. It’s combined capital, which could be invested across a range of asset classes such as shares, bonds, property and infrastructure.

Finance, Investing, Life

My conversation with an industry legend

Over a stunning 40-year career, this man helped pioneer passive investing, making it accessible for millions around the world.


Why is financial advice important?

Getting the right financial advice is important for people of all ages, and maximises investment outcomes.


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.