Paul Rickard has more than 30 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 2011, Paul teamed up with Peter Switzer and Maureen Jor...View more >
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Commonwealth Bank has made two major announcements in recent weeks: its full-year profit result last Wednesday, and the appointment of a new CEO. Switzer expert Paul Rickard analyses the stock and tel..
Assigning 'weights' to the stocks in your SMSF portfolio is an important way of understanding the risks your investments are exposed to. Switzer's Paul Rickard runs over his recommended portfolio weig..
Pundits of all sorts are debating whether we'll get an interest rate rise or a rate cut, and when it will come. If you want to ride this interest-rate uncertainty and add some risk to your portfolio, ..
Don’t be in any doubt – Bega Cheese's IPO will be over-subscribed and will probably close early. But the real question for SMSF investors is where will the stock be trading in 12 months?
There aren't a lot of fixed-interest investment options out there for SMSFs. But it you want to tinker in something other than term deposits, government bonds and professionally managed fixed-income f..
You better act fast because the days of 'big figure' term deposit rates of 6% to 7% have just about come to an end.