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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

17 June 2021
7 top tax tips for 2021

The end of the financial year is fast approaching, and time is running out to act to ensure that you pay the optimal amount of tax.

10 June 2021
A 'super' end of year

Here are 5 end-of-year actions to make sure you get the most out of the super system.

3 June 2021
Is ASIC really taking the stick to short sellers?

ASIC is now acting to ‘regulate’ activist short selling by outlining ‘better practices’, but without enforcement, these expectations could prove to be just that – expectations.

27 May 2021
How to get a 5% income return on your investments

With big bank term deposit rates down to a paltry 0.40%, here are 5 investment options to consider that can generate a 5% income return, and one to avoid.

20 May 2021
I am a first-time investor – should I buy Tesla?

I was absolutely blown away when a close family friend, who has never owned a share outside their compulsory super, asked me whether he should buy $20,000 of Tesla shares.

13 May 2021
Super gets a shake-up – here are the changes

Australians young and old, working and retired will all be affected by a raft of changes announced in this week's Federal Budget.

6 May 2021
Can bank shares keep going higher?

Forget technology and growth stocks, banks have been the star performers in the post Covid market recovery.

29 April 2021
ASIC must act over claims of insider trading in JB Hi-Fi shares

It is almost inconceivable that insiders haven’t profited from trading in JB Hi-Fi shares over the last few days.

22 April 2021
Bitcoin is not used by criminals? You have to be kidding!

Using cash is for second and third tier crims. The big boys, who have millions of dollars to manage, are using crypto.

15 April 2021
Bitcoin should be banned (or regulated)

The cryptocurrency boom is as speculative as any boom since the Dutch tulip bulb market bubble of 1637, and regulators will be forced to take action.

8 April 2021
Super contribution and pension caps are set to increase!

The cap on concessional contributions to superannuation and the transfer balance cap on how much money can be transferred to the 'tax free' pension phase of super will increase from July 1.

1 April 2021
Is the house price bubble about to be pricked?

What is driving the housing market boom, and could Australia follow New Zealand's lead by introducing measures to dampen property prices?

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