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We compare LICs vs ETFs, which is best?

Our comparison of popular ASX listed LICs to index ETFs.

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.


Are Australian shares expensive?

There are always active fund managers who say shares are expensive. But are they really? And does it even matter?


Why to buy gold as a portfolio diversifier

Three reasons we advise clients to buy gold to diversify their portfolios.


Best SMSF investment strategies for income and capital growth

These are the 3 most asked for investment strategies from our SMSF clients.


Why you need more defensive investments today

High grade bonds and gold can reduce how much you lose when markets fall. But how much of them should you own in your portfolio?


Top questions from the ASX Investor Day

The 5 most common question I got after my presentation at the ASX Investor Day.


When is the best time to invest in the share market?

One of the more common questions our clients ask us is ‘when is the right time to invest?’


What the interest rate cut means for your investments

So what does this mean for investors, savers and property owners?


Why property investing returns may be lower than you think

What are the real long-term returns from property in Australia? We look at the costs of property ownership.


What the election could mean for your investments

Here’s Stockspot’s guide to what the proposed changes could mean for you if Labor gets elected.


Dollar-cost average or go all in?

Everything you need to know about dollar-cost averaging, what it is and how it works.


Better investing on autopilot

Why use a service like Stockspot rather than actively manage your own portfolio?


Top 5 reasons for portfolio diversification

Our top 5 tips on why you should diversify your investment portfolio.


Women and investing

A dream for many women is to be financially independent and free from worry about money.


Market predictions for 2019

The start of the new year is a popular time to make predictions about the market.


What I learnt at the ASX Investor Day

Here are some of my key learnings from the ASX Investor Day in Sydney.


Index investing succeeds in down markets too

Whenever markets fall, funds who use active stock picking or market timing strategies fire up their sales engines.