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The Australian’s Money Cafe

The Australian's Wealth Editor James Kirby, along with business and finance experts discuss the biggest news in business, finance, and economics, and what it means for investors. To read articles on the topics covered in The Money Cafe, take out a subscription to The Australian or download The Australian app at your app store.

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Can the Future Fund save us? Deckside with Solly Lew on the motor yacht to Monaco. Making money from unregulated energy.

In this week's podcast, James and Alan discuss the recent retail figures and wonder how mortgage stress could be playing a part in the broader economy, discuss the latest in the Solly Lew Myer affair, and the investment potential in Australia's energy sector.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26mins

5 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Why the entire ABC board is in trouble. Would you take a loan for your root canal? Why the government will soon be throwing money at you.

James and Alan spend this week's episode chatting about the ABC, arguing about SMSF lending, and discussing the prospect of some cash being splashed ahead of next year's federal election.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Why did Wynn walk away from Packer? Hayne's last stand. Electric car dreams.

Lock up your utes! This week on The Money Cafe James and Alan look at the electric talking point of the week, the legal fight over financial advice trailing commissions, the Crown leak, and another big slab of listener questions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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How shareholders will be suing themselves at CBA. Which woman will take the top job at Qantas? The city escaping the property slowdown.

Is it possible for shareholders to sue their own company and come out ahead? James Kirby and Alan Kohler puzzle out this and other conundrums like Qantas' outlook, the prospect of further growth in Australia's housing market, and the dismal state of the men's cricket team in this week's episode of The Money Cafe.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24mins

31 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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How many interest rate cuts did you say? Huawei and the new economic cold war. How to buy Baidu

This week on The Money Café, James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the future direction of the RBA, whether Melbourne is becoming the finance capital of Australia, the new economic Cold War, and much, much more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

30 May 2019

Rank #5

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Budget 2017: what really happened? Banks, and Australia's biggest property rort

Alan Kohler and James Kirby reflect on what the 2017-18 budget really means. Has the government picked a fight with the nation's biggest banks?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24mins

11 May 2017

Rank #6

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Is that a bell we hear ringing for the top of the market? Bankers' bedside manners. Investing in kids' names.

Markets were flashing red this week as James and Alan sat down to record at The Money Cafe. There was plenty to discuss about where things may be headed, as well as a bumper crop of IPOs, a potential bill for the banking royal commission, and stacks of listener questions.This week’s podcast was brought to you in partnership with IG, a world leader in online trading, offering you access to over 15,000 global markets. Visit www.ig.com.au for more information. Music during Kyle's preview by Kevin MacLeod  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

11 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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

As the federal budget draws near, Alan Kohler and James Kirby suggest what should and what will be included, before wondering how long Nine will be willing to hang on to its expensive cricket programming.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19mins

26 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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Too much oil, too few houses, and a few rogue bankers

Alan and James discuss the looming gas crisis, the continuing climb in Australia's property market, and another round of tough questions for Australia's bank chiefs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20mins

9 Mar 2017

Rank #9

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Your insurance in super may be in jeopardy. How much is enough to start a SMSF? AMP... what to do?

This week on The Money Cafe, James is joined by financial adviser Bruce Brammall to discuss the urgent matter of super insurance, the tricky matter of picking the right financial advice, and a series of tricky listener questions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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Who are the likely casualties of a trade war? Are aged care stocks now a no-go area? Behind NABs executive pay reform plan.

James and Alan fly through a packed agenda in this week's episode of The Money Cafe, covering Trump's trade war antics, an aged care debacle, Labor's pitch to female workers, and a mountain of listener questions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Why punters are being steered away from the track. What hope for the next crop of advisers? The winners and losers among Australia's richest.

The Australian's John Stensholt joins Alan in The Money Cafe for a spring update on the list of the nation's wealthiest, as well as a look at the state of horse racing, and a grab bag of listener questions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Iron ore - the most important guessing game in Australia

When every five dollars added to the iron ore spot price translates roughly to an extra billion dollars in Australia's budget, the future trajectory of the resource becomes vital. So where to next? Don't ask Treasury, they just work with assumptions, not projections.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20mins

20 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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German bond bust hints at a bubble. Trump's Greenland gambit. Is it time to size up bear ETFs?

Negativity looms large once again in the Money Cafe, thanks to fresh news from the German bond market? Are we all totally rooted? Alan thinks so, James is more circumspect. Also discussed: the Donald's latest power play, discounted LICs and bear ETFs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Hurry up with the tax cuts says RBA. Tesla's silly valuation. How much did Clive Palmer invest in each vote?

What's left to talk about after Labor's policy platform evaporated? James and Alan turn their minds to the wake of the federal election, the prospect of taxing retirees, the Huawei ban and Tesla's valuation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27mins

23 May 2019

Rank #15

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The ASX's best performing stock you can't name. Why bond ETFs are outperforming bonds. Time to look at 'real assets'...but what are they ?

What does the endgame of a global trade war look like? James and Alan tackle the questions driving anxiety around the globe in this episode of The Money Cafe, along with the resilient Afterpay, and the latest outrageous play from Boris Johnson.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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How low will rates go? Why bond funds are making big money. What share market sectors still offer value? Why you need to make 20% more salary in Sydney

James Kirby is joined by Evan Lucas in this week’s episode of The Money Café, where the duo discuss what the catalyst might be to bring rates back up, how to adjust for a low yielding environment, property trusts, and churn through a number of listener questions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Could rate cuts force some rash cash withdrawals? The point at which a lower dollar will hurt. The questions to ask before hiring a mortgage broker.

Evan Lucas from InvestSMART joins James in The Money Cafe this week for a lengthy chat on the state of the economy, where rates are going, and how investors can respond.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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The ATO's spectacular scandal, the power play inside Fairfax's takeover, and can markets survive Trump?

Markets have withstood every Trump bombshell to date, so what would it take for the leader of the free world to destabilise global economies?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23mins

18 May 2017

Rank #19

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Introducing: On the Fence, a new property podcast from The Australian

The Australian's economic editor Adam Creighton drops into The Money Cafe feed to introduce a new podcast about Australia's property obsession. To hear more, search for On the Fence in your podcast app.With prices in major capital cities racing away again, rentvesting is now returning as an alternative for those struggling to afford high prices.In this episode we look at the property market through the eyes of some very savvy investors, one a property mogul and the other a share market whiz.If you took the emotion out of property and looked at it from a rational financial perspective, would you buy or rent and invest?Host: Adam Creighton, Economics Editor of The AustralianGuests: Margaret Lomas, Destiny FinancialSteve Johnson: Forager Funds ManagementSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #20