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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

14 January 2021
Will 2020’s best performing stock market sectors do best again in 2021?

Here is my assessment of the likely performance of the 11 industry sectors in 2021 and how you may wish to bias your portfolio.

17 December 2020
Which stock market sectors will do best in 2021?

Let’s look at how the industry sectors performed in 2020 and the potential standout performers in 2021.

10 December 2020
Are short sellers being unfairly maligned?

I am going to have a go at defending the indefensible – short selling.

10 December 2020
Product Road Test – Switzer Higher Yield Fund

The Switzer Higher Yield Fund is a short duration bond fund that seeks to provide investors with an attractive cash yield with low capital volatility, by investing in a portfolio of high-quality and liquid fixed income securities.

26 November 2020
JB Hi-Fi is in the buy zone

While the ASX is up almost 13% for the month, JB Hi-Fi is down over 4%. Is this a buying opportunity for value investors?

19 November 2020
Westpac and NAB Capital Notes – are they worth the risk?

Hybrid securities like NAB and Westpac's capital notes are attractive when compared to term deposits, but you need to understand the risks of what you are investing in.

12 November 2020
Tired of term deposits? Here are three alternatives

With the cash rate expected to remain on hold for at least three years, what other investment options are there and what are the associated risks?

5 November 2020
Which share is best to buy: Woolies or Coles?

What’s next for the supermarket giants? And would I buy Woolies or Coles?

29 October 2020
If Biden wins, what will happen to the US stock market?

With the US presidential election less than one week away, here are the three likely scenarios and the effect each will have on the markets.

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?

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