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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

30 July 2020
Will CBA, ANZ, Westpac and Telstra pay dividends this reporting season?

Shareholders in Woolworths, Coles, Wesfarmers, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, BHP, Rio and Fortescue can expect their dividends soon but what about the banks and Telstra?

23 July 2020
Is Xero too expensive?

I've nominated Xero as a "best of the best" cornerstone stock for your portfolio, but is it currently priced too high?

22 July 2020
Will share trading become ‘free’ in Australia?

The newest trend in the US is offering zero commission or free brokerage on share trading. Here’s why I think this trend is unlikely to pick up in Australia.

16 July 2020
Coronavirus has exposed superannuation’s ill health

Almost 1 in every 4 workers has applied to access their super early, which tells me the super system isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. Here’s how we can make the super system “more relevant” to young Australians.

9 July 2020
Are Afterpay’s founders “running for the exit”?

Afterpay’s founders have been accused of “dumping stock” after selling 10% of their shares. So where to now for Afterpay?

2 July 2020
Taxes, tolls, super and health insurance – changes for a new financial year!

Welcome to the new financial year! Here is a rundown on changes to tax, super and health insurance…and those dreaded road tolls.

25 June 2020
Is it time to end compulsory super?

The number of people who accessed their super early is far higher than the Government anticipated. So, what’s wrong with the super system and how can its utility be improved?

18 June 2020
7 top tax tips for a COVID-19 financial year

COVID-19 has meant a few extra things need to be considered during tax time. Here are 7 top tax tips for 2020.

11 June 2020
5 super actions to take before the end of the financial year

With the end of the financial year (30 June) just around the corner, here are 5 actions you can take to make sure you are getting the most out of your superannuation.

4 June 2020
Is this the biggest bull market of all time?

Bearish news sites won’t share the positive realities, and they are that this could potentially be the biggest bull market of all time. Here are four lessons from the Coronavirus Crash.

28 May 2020
NAB gets it half right with share purchase plan

NAB listened to disgruntled shareholders by increasing their share purchase plan, but they still fall short of customer demand.

21 May 2020
Should you invest in the FAANG stocks?

How can you invest in Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google in Australia? And should you invest in these world class shares?

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