Alan Kohler’s Overview

April 29th, 2017 Weekly Overview

Investing in Australia is not delivering great returns in the past year, or the past 10 years. Alan explains why and looks at what options we have if we don’t invest in Oz.

Treasurer Scott Morrison elaborates on the division of good and bad debt. And Alan reflects on a milestone birthday.

Amazon and Google report strong growth

April 28th, 2017 Disruption - With Alex Pollak

Amazon and Google, two of the world’s top ten biggest listed companies, jumped around 4% in the aftermarket on the back of above-market quarterly revenue numbers released overnight; they showed organic growth of 23% and 22% respectively.

Budget will differentiate between good and bad debt

April 28th, 2017 Full Interviews

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the Federal Budget will separate debt into recurrent and capital by key spending areas. It’s not about satisfying ratings agencies, but about creating a spending discipline within government.

Tracey Spicer encourages young women to challenge society’s expectations

April 28th, 2017 Success Stories - With Catherine Robson

Tracey Spicer says women must speak up on entrenched gender discrimination, take charge of personal finances and shun gruelling beauty routines.

The esteemed journalist and author of the self dubbed ‘femoir’ The Good Girl Stripped Bare has shaken off internet trolls and continues to call out sexism in the workplace.

Budget tips, housing and – gasp! could Nine drop cricket?

April 28th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Alan Kohler and James Kirby speculate on what could and should be in the federal budget, what recent NASDAQ trends mean for tech investors and management changes at Ardent Leisure.

Salary sacrifice + compound interest = happy retirement

April 28th, 2017 Community Catchup

TCI community member Michael Hanneberry capitalised on the salary sacrifice allowance to set up for an early retirement.

He also agrees with Alan Kohler that it’s a good idea to get a professional to manage your money.

World Shares at Record High

April 27th, 2017 Charts Source: Iress

Amazon, Fixed gold price and CPI causes debt worries

April 27th, 2017 Talking Finance

Amazon is coming and Australian retailers need to prepare themselves. Morgan Stanley says online sellers and shopping mall could feel the strain in the coming years, but Ruslan Kogan is enthusiastic about their arrival.

Meanwhile RBC Capital Markets forecasts less up and down in gold prices with a fixed price long term view. And Annette Beacher from TD Securities has some worries about debt levels following this week’s CPI data.

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