23 October 2019
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Paul Rickard

Paul Rickard has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services and banking, including 20 years with the Commonwealth Bank Group in senior leadership roles. Paul was the founding Managing Director and CEO of CommSec, and was named Australian ‘Stockbroker of the Year’ in 2005.

In 2012, Paul teamed up with Peter Switzer to launch the Switzer Super Report, a newsletter and website for the trustees of SMSFs. A regular commentator in the media, investment advisor and company director, he is also a Non-Executive Director of Tyro Payments Ltd and Property Exchange Australia Ltd.

Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulRickard17

Depositors will lose from new bank bashing inquiry

Doesn’t Josh Frydenberg understand that pensioners, self-funded retirees and investors will end up getting screwed from more bank bashing?

Have you received a letter from the ATO about your SMSF?

Are you one of the 17,700 SMSF trustees who copped a letter from the ATO asking about the soundness of your investment strategy?

Will ETFs cause the next stock market crash?

Michael Burry is warning about the risks of ETFs. Should you worry? Here's my view.

13 Aussie stocks that could be hurt by BoJo's Brexit

Here are 13 ASX-listed companies with exposure to the UK that could be impacted by BoJo's Brexit, whenever that happens.

My 3 top stocks from reporting season

Here are three my 3 stocks: one to buy in market weakness; one that's good but too expensive; and one to put on your consider list.

Wesfarmers, brought to you by Bunnings

Should MD Rob Scott change Wesfarmers' name to Bunnings? And is Wesfarmers a buy?

Is BHP the new yield stock?

There's an old saying: never buy a resources company for yield. Could BHP be an exception? What's the likelihood of it paying handsome dividends in the years ahead?

Is CSL Australia's best ever company?

Yesterday, after the release of its full year profit report, CSL shares closed at $234. Investors in the original float have enjoyed a gain of 30,000%! If you don't own it, should you buy next time the market has a blip down?

CommBank: get the razor gang to cut costs

On an otherwise up day, CommBank's share price fell by 1.4% to $78.70. The clear message from the investor community was that the bank needs to work harder, smarter and faster to cut costs.

Is there value in small and mid-caps?

If the interest rate cuts and other stimulus measures work as well as the Reserve Bank hopes, will some of our smaller companies witness an improvement in trading conditions?

BHP's action on climate change

Is BHP's announcement to address climate change just a carefully orchestrated public relations exercise?

AMP: a falling knife or bargain buy?

Investors are now looking at AMP, once Australia's great and largest financial institution and asking: Is AMP a buy or just leave it alone?

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