How to Invest using eToro Copy Trading

I’ve been using eToro for the last 5+ years for Copy Trading.  What is Copy Trading?  It’s where you automatically copy trades made by more experienced traders.  It’s a great way to learn more about trading as well as tapping into the knowledge and experience of some of the world’s best investors.

Here is my guide on how to get started with eToro copy trading

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The Best Robinhood Alternatives for Australians

Robinhood AlternativesRobinhood is a hugely popular share trading app in the U.S.  When they launched they completely shook up the online trading world by offering share trading without any fees.  Although at one point Robinhood had plans to launch in Australia, those plans have been put aside and Robinhood won’t be coming to Australia.

The good news is that there are now a couple of great Robinhood alternatives that let you buy U.S stocks like Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Netflix etc, all without any commissions.

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Commsec Fees for U.S Shares: Is it worth it?

Commsec FeesOn Commsec you can trade shares like Apple, Netflix, Tesla etc that are listed on U.S stock exchanges.  But while it may sound cool to dive in and start buying these shares, there are fees you need to be aware of.    I’m going to break down the different Commsec fees that are charged and compare them to other brokers so you can get the best deal for buying U.S listed shares.

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How to Buy Stocks with No Fees

How to buy stocks with no feesAre you looking to start building a portfolio of stocks but have been put off by the high commissions or fees charged by some platforms?  Well thanks to some new platforms in Australia, it’s now possible to buy stocks and not pay any commissions.  Here are the platforms that I’ve tried and found to work well:

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Raiz launches new Sapphire Portfolio

In 2020, Raiz launched a new portfolio type that includes Bitcoin. The Sapphire portfolio from Raiz includes 5% bitcoin.  This new portfolio makes investing in Bitcoin as simple as investing in other assets like shares and etfs.

But is it a good investment?  I can’t tell you if this is a good investment for you, but I can lay out some of the facts around the portfolio to help you make a better decision.  So before investing in the Raiz Sapphire portfolio make sure you read this post.

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The Easiest Ways to Invest in Growth Stocks

How to invest in Growth StocksLooking to grow your net worth using Growth Stocks.  Here are some of the easiest ways to invest in Growth Stocks in Australia.

What is a Growth Stock?

Simply put, a growth stock is a publicly traded company that is expected to grow more than the market.   A good example in 2020 would be Tesla.    Since the start of the year it has gained over 200%.  This is obviously an outlier.  But there are many other stocks that have grown even during the market downturn.

If you’re a young individual you probably don’t have a huge net worth.  So your goal most likely is to grow your capital.  Growth stocks are one way to achieve this.

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How to save your first $100k

Guru investor Charlie Munger once said “The first $100,000 is a bitch”.  It sure is.  When you start out investing and saving, your money will gain very little from compounding.  Most of your growth will come from putting aside money from your salary and other side income.

Once you hit $100k though, things will start to become a little easier.  For many people $100k seems completely unreachable.  But there are countless stories of people who have been dilligent with their finances and managed to overcome that barrier.  Here are some tips you can use on your journey to ammassing your first $100k.

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Spaceship vs Raiz: Which One Performed Better This Year

Spaceship vs RaizI’ve been investing using the micro-investment apps Spaceship Voyager and Raiz, so I thought I would compare Spaceship vs Raiz to see how they performed over the last financial year (2019/2020).

This has been a pretty interesting year for the markets.  At one point we were setting record highs, before everything came crashing down thanks to Coronavirus.

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