US economy, rising interest rates, APRA, Ashok Jacob, shorting, my mum’s megabits

April 1st, 2017 Weekly Overview

With the Trump administration imploding, the President can no longer take credit for a bump in the US economy. This clears the way for Janet Yellen and Fed to do their thing. What will the US rate hikes mean for investors? 

APRA’s making headlines this morning, but did they actually make an impactful change?

I’m also looking at shorting stocks which can be a tricky business, as we saw this week with Quintis and Myer.

And is Australia’s Superannuation system something to envy compared to other countries’ systems? 

The Money Cafe

March 24th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Unfortunately the gremlins got into The Money Cafe and destroyed the audio recording this week.

Alan and James Kirby still had a lovely catch up at Santorini in Melbourne and a number of people watched the conversation which was also screened on Facebook Live which you can see here.

The Money Cafe

March 17th, 2017 The Money Cafe

It’s official, James Kirby was right and Alan Kohler was wrong and James is keen to remind Alan in The Money Cafe this week.

They also discuss investing in cannabis and debate how driverless cars will make ethical decisions about who to save in a potentially fatal accident. And of course, the topic of the week, our energy crisis.

The Money Cafe

March 10th, 2017 The Money Cafe

In this week’s episode, Alan and James discuss: too much oil, too few houses and a few rogue bankers.


January 27th, 2017 Charts

Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and Chinese yuan – Vs US dollar, since June 2016

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May 27th, 2017 : Get ready to buy, retail’s bad week & Bitcoin explained (sort of)

Category: Weekly Overview

May 26th, 2017 : Data: the new oil. Here are the companies with the biggest wells

Category: Disruption - With Alex Pollak

May 26th, 2017 : I want my tax to be tax deductible!

Category: The Money Cafe