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.

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.

Budget economics, super housing, bank tax, Comey, Macron & volatility

May 13th, 2017 Weekly Overview

After a week of Budget brekkies Alan Kohler serves up his observations on the nation’s financial plan in his Overview. The plan to allow superannuation to be used for house deposits has captured the spotlight, but there’s been a significant change to negative gearing which has had less focus. Meanwhile, the banks should be okay with the bank tax, but we all know who’s really going to pay. And FBI chief Comey’s departure is an indicator that the US administration is scrambling for control.

48 hours after Budget 2017, Banks under pressure & biggest property rort

May 12th, 2017 The Money Cafe

With a small amount of distance from Budget night, The Money Cafe digests Scott Morrison’s balance sheet and his tilt at the banks.

They make one last attempt at predicting the Budget – CGT is out, what’s left for housing affordability? Alan points out that the last time we had a current account surplus, Bob Dylan released Blood On The Tracks – coincidence?

Whitecoat: the ‘Trip Advisor for healthcare’ is here and is growing

May 9th, 2017 Full Interviews

Do you have a dentist with a magic touch or a doctor with an excellent bedside manner? With Whitecoat users can review and compare medical professionals – think “Trip Advisor but for healthcare.”

With 250,000 moderated reviews, Australians can now better informed decisions when it comes to choosing who looks after their most important investment – their health.

How much demand exists for ethical investing?

May 9th, 2017 FUNDamentals

From not much to quite a lot, 7 fund managers debate the popularity of ethical investments, plus commentary on active and passive investing, Aussie dividends, Trump’s first 100 days, faith based investing and more.

US jobs, Financialised commodities, La belle France?, Growth Haven, the Budget

May 6th, 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.

Good debt, bad debt and ugly job losses at Fairfax

May 5th, 2017 The Money Cafe

Alan Kohler and James Kirby entered The Money Cafe with heavy hearts after hearing of the severe cuts to journalism jobs at Fairfax.

They make one last attempt at predicting the Budget – CGT is out, what’s left for housing affordability? Alan points out that the last time we had a current account surplus, Bob Dylan released Blood On The Tracks – coincidence?

Budget 2017, banking sector half-yearly reports, & Amazon’s impact on advertising

May 3rd, 2017 Research Watch

This week, policy wonks, political geeks and financial number-crunchers turn their attention to Canberra in the lead up to Budget Night 2017, and analysts have already begun to look at potential impacts on various sectors. Meanwhile, the banks are releasing their half yearly figures, and some are questioning how long the good times (or earnings) are going to roll, if mortgage repricing begins to slacken. Plus, if you think Amazon is only going to impact on the retail sector, Morgan Stanley urges you to think again.

30% of household borrowers have no buffer, but that’s less than before

May 3rd, 2017 The Spotlight

The federal budget is looming and housing affordability is being discussed by both sides – some might say – ad nauseam. But is the Great Australian Dream beyond repair?

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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