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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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5 February 2015
Company earnings must lift to sustain rally

A 10% jump in the S&P/ASX 200 in just 12 days in January has been great for investors and the market should find a new trading range between 5,500 and 5,850. If it wants to go higher than that, we're going to need some stellar earnings results.

15 January 2015
Does anyone at BHP understand game theory?

BHP and Rio are playing a risky game and if share price movements in the two stocks are anything to go by, nobody is winning yet.

8 January 2015
3 key takeouts from 2014. Will any of these apply in 2015?

Follow the money, not the commentariat, is one of the most important investing messages of last year, but just how exactly do you do that? Read on to find out.

5 January 2015
Summer reads - my favourite books

To help you out with some reading ideas for these slow first weeks of the year, Switzer experts share not just their favourite investment books but also their favourite all-time reads.

18 December 2014
Abbott's bad business year

Ever since May, we've all been overcome with the Budget blues and the proposed cuts to spending. It's no wonder that consumer confidence is shot and businesses are starting to vent their anger.

11 December 2014
Murray's super slam

There are some good suggestions for super in the Financial Systems Inquiry, but an all out attack on our retirement savings scheme is largely unwarranted and the last thing the super system needs right now.

4 December 2014
Down, down, Woolworths is down!

Woolworths' senior management - hello Messrs. Waters and O’Brien! - needs to lose the arrogance and face up to the fact that the market is not believing its rhetoric.

27 November 2014
Murray wrong on SMSFs

It won't be long now before David Murray's Financial System Inquiry report is released and things are not looking good for self managed super funds that want to borrow to invest.

20 November 2014
Who's afraid of competition?

The newsagencies and pharmacies are up in arms about the removal of government protections for their businesses, but consumers, as always, will vote with their feet.

13 November 2014
Old media doesn't rate

Old news is not good news for investors. The business press needs to start writing more about companies investors care about and leave the gossip for the entertainment pages.

5 November 2014
Big bank profits can last!

Big bank profits are not under threat in the medium term, and if history is a guide, any regulatory capital change will be accompanied by a long transition period for banks to comply.

30 October 2014
The Medibank IPO is not well

Medibank is not a “high yielder” – and for my book, not “attractive”. Why are investors being misled?

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