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

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


How to invest when markets go sideways

Sometimes markets don’t go up or down, they go sideways. Here’s how to invest when markets are treading water.

Investing, SMSF

How SMSFs can address ASICs ‘red flags’

ASIC have issued some ‘red flag’ warnings for SMSFs. We show how SMSF trustees can avoid being caught out.


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, Life

How do I save for a house deposit quickly?

Our tips on how to reach your home deposit goal faster.


What are the odds of picking a winner?

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


The investment trend that’s getting women excited

Technology is helping women access financial resources like never before.

Investing, News

Stockspot performance update: September 2019

Here’s how you can be in the top 1% of investors by stacking the odds wildly in your favour.


Best budgeting apps of 2019

We road test a few of the more well known budgeting apps.

Investing, Life

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest?

The recent fall in interest rates has reignited the debate. Should you invest or pay down your mortgage?


Seven myths about ETFs

Are ETFs causing a market bubble? We debunk this and other myths pedalled by active fund managers about indexing and ETFs.


Make the most of market dips

Here are some strategies to benefit from market dips.


What the interest rate cut means for your investments

The RBA has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.75%.


What are the best Australian share ETFs?

We road test 5 popular Australian share ETFs, comparing them across 6 factors.


What are the best Global Share ETFs?

We road test 12 popular Global share ETFs, comparing them across 5 factors.


What are the best Australian Bond ETFs?

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


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, News

Stockspot app & dashboard update

Here are the top 7 updates to the dashboard and app we’re excited to share.