Bank disruption, merger mayhem and the craziness of negative gearing

May 25th, 2017 Talking Finance

It’s a troublesome time for banks. And it’s not just because of the proposed bank levy. Banks are ripe for disruption and the disrupters are coming.

Neo-banks are popular in the UK and the US. Eric Wilson is at the helm of Xinja, a neo-bank that allows users the security and top-notch customer of the real deal but everything is within an app.

Alex Pollak has an update on the Revised Payments Service Directive in the UK and Europe.

Market uncertainty at an all time high

May 24th, 2017 Full Interviews

Richard Morrow from Baillieu Holst says global markets are facing unprecedented challenges and it’s stemming from political uncertainty.

The storied history of Australia’s top-class superannuation system

May 24th, 2017 The Spotlight

Keating and Kelty’s Super Legacy by former MP, Mary Easson outlines the storied history of Australia’s superannuation. It was Labor’s idea which started with Whitlam and reached its peak with Paul Keating.

Now with 2 trillion in savings and often used as an example of a winning program throughout the world. Super is woven into our daily lives and gives Australian’s a choice of where their money should go.

What’s the most important tool for valuing a company?

May 23rd, 2017 FUNDamentals

Seven fund managers with diverse opinions take us through the tools they employ to evaluate a company, plus commentary on bond ETFs, China’s monetary policy, green bonds, and Silicon Valley’s negative impact on productivity.

Tis the season for a takeover

May 23rd, 2017 Full Interviews

Fairfax and Spotless are the highlights of an increase in takeover activity and Tom Elliott’s keen to invest in companies before they receive their first offer. As Director of Beulah Capital he says the final offer is usually higher than the first, making a takeover target a good investment. As presenter of Drive on 3AW as … Continue reading “Tis the season for a takeover”

Anyone considering negative gearing as an investment strategy is crazy

May 23rd, 2017 Full Interviews

Property Investment Professionals of Australia head Ben Kingsley says a property investment strategy should aim for capital growth, but not lose money on the way. Making a loss with the hope of selling for a high price later is just a bad idea.

ATO Scandal, Fairfax Takeover, Trump’s volatility & Jeff Bezos = Genius!

May 19th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Somebody’s had their hands in the till at the ATO or both arms in fact! Jame Kirby and Alan Kohler can’t help but marvel at the level of this scandal as they sit down at The Money Cafe today.

An appreciation of depreciation: budget 2017’s biggest surprise

May 18th, 2017 Talking Finance

In last week’s budget panel Louis Christopher of SQM Research introduced us to a budget curveball that may limit the depreciation claims investors can make on their properties. Louis is back with more details and fields the burning question: Are we headed for a property crash?

Finding an optimistic approach to a perfect storm of global uncertainty

May 17th, 2017 The Spotlight

Evert-Jan Ouweneel is the Senior Advisor Public Engagement on Faith & Development within the fundraising offices of World Vision. His role is to inform people in secular societies about the need for “faith literacy” which is understanding people of other faiths.

Property depreciation rules are under attack in budget 2017

May 16th, 2017 Full Interviews

Tyron Hyde of Washington Brown says the old rules of the property depreciation game were simple: you could claim a tax deduction for wear and tear over time on any old or new investment property. Even on internal items like ovens and carpets. But now…

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