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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

22 October 2020
Is the $30 billion gravy train of superannuation fees coming to a halt?

Aussies pay $30 billion a year in super fees. The Government says it can save us $17.9 billion of that in lower fees and higher super account balances with these four Budget reforms.

15 October 2020
Would I buy Bank of Queensland (BOQ)?

It’s early days still for the new BOQ leadership team, and there are some encouraging signs. Here are my considerations about the future performance of its share price.

8 October 2020
JobMaker doesn’t cut it but business measures are a boon!

Would you go and hire a new staff member if you were to receive a wage subsidy of 24%? What about other incentives for business?

1 October 2020
SMSFs are set to grow under a new rule change

There are several reasons why a little publicised rule change could give the number of SMSFs another big boost.

24 September 2020
Has the death of LICs been greatly exaggerated?

After reading his obituary in a newspaper, Mark Twain purportedly said “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”. That’s the way I see the current debate over listed investment companies (LICs) and here’s why.

17 September 2020
Are you ready to invest in robotics, automation and AI megatrends? Here are two simple ways

Here are two ETFs that allow you to jump on the robotics, automation and AI bandwagon.

10 September 2020
Are Tesla and tech stocks doomed?

Is it time to buy the dips or are Tesla and tech stocks doomed?

3 September 2020
With AMP’s break-up inevitable, what’s it worth?

A litany of mistakes, poor decisions and underperformance over the last three decades made AMP an absolute dog of a company that more than likely will be up for sale. So what will be sold and at what price?

27 August 2020
Want income? A 5% return? Check out this stock

Income investors should welcome the stock market’s reaction to gas pipeline and energy utility APA Group’s full-year profit result.

20 August 2020
CSL shows why it is Australia’s best company

CSL is recognised by many as Australia’s best company and yesterday’s result only acted to cement this position. If it is not a core stock in your portfolio, it should be.

13 August 2020
CBA’s dividend full of surprises

CBA’s dividend was a great surprise for its shareholders but ANZ and Westpac will be pressured to give their investors the same treat.

6 August 2020
3 ways you can play the gold rally

Gold bugs are celebrating as gold soars passed the US$2000 mark. So if you want to jump on the gold bandwagon, here are 3 ways you can do so.

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