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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.

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18 February 2021
Can BHP and Rio keep paying “bumper sized” dividends?

While history is against you when it comes to buying resource companies for dividends, our leading iron ore producers could be about to challenge this convention.

11 February 2021
CBA’s big unanswered question

The big unanswered question from CBA’s profit announcement yesterday was “when will it announce an off-market share buy-back?”

4 February 2021
Could a GameStop ‘pump and dump’ happen in Australia?

What usually happens on Wall Street also happens in Australia, but should we expect a copycat 'pump and dump' to happen here?

28 January 2021
Reliance turns up the flow

Reliance Worldwide (RWC) is the latest company to announce an upbeat earnings surprise as part of 'confession season'.

21 January 2021
Is Telegram the next WhatsApp?

As WhatsApp sees an exodus of users over privacy concerns, Telegram could be set to give the messaging app a run for its money.

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?

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