Is that a Santa rally coming down the chimney? How bad was Ken Henry really? Dave Sharma’s second life.

This week in The Money Cafe, James Kirby and I discuss the following:
  • Will we get a Santa rally to sweeten a rough year for investors?
  • More likely after recent comments from the fed chair. 
  • Does Ken Henry regret chairing one of Australia’s smelly big banks?
  • Royal commission tactics: kick back or cop it?
  • The ugly truth at the heart of After Pay and other loan businesses. Should they attract more regulation?
  • Scott Morrison takes credit for a convenient surplus. An iron ore plunge could spoil his budget.