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The Money Café with Alan Kohler

Alan Kohler, Eureka Report’s Editor-in-Chief, explores and explains the week’s news, views and events with smart people who like good coffee. Topics include but not limited to inflation, Bitcoin, Scott Morrison, vaccines and climate change. Got a question for next week's episode? Email themoneycafe@eurekareport.com.au.

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Alan Kohler, Eureka Report’s Editor-in-Chief, explores and explains the week’s news, views and events with smart people who like good coffee. Topics include but not limited to inflation, Bitcoin, Scott Morrison, vaccines and climate change. Got a question for next week's episode? Email themoneycafe@eurekareport.com.au.

Gilts, Contrite Hackers & Inflation

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and James Thomson pick apart a disastrous week for the UK and its currency, weigh unemployment over higher inflation and ponder the non-CPI-indexed ransom demands of Optus's hackers. Also: is your super safe from the government; the UK's long decline; how to get exposure from residential property without a mortgage; spin-offs, super, contractors and investing in the nation.

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Sep 29 2022

34mins

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Shining A Spotlight On Governance

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Fiona Balzer, head of policy and advocacy at the Australian Shareholders' Association joins Stephen Mayne for a special governance edition of The Money Café to discuss proxy votes, how COVID-19 affected AGMs, Qantas, share purchase plans, and more!

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Sep 20 2022

34mins

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It's All About Super

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Olivia Long, managing director of SMSF at Prime Financial Group and Eureka Report's SMSF Coach joins James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review for a special episode of The Money Café focussed on super — because a lot is happening! Is an SMSF right for you? Why are younger Australians opting to establish an SMSF? Plus much more.

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Sep 15 2022

37mins

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Boom, Bust & Vodka Shots

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and Stephen Mayne talk gambling, the AFL sports deal, oligarchs’ birthdays, the vodka shots of a booming economy, and printing money.

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Sep 08 2022

35mins

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No Quick Fixes (& Women Asking Smart Questions)

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and James Thomson discuss what to expect from the Jobs & Skills Summit (not much), go over the 5 things learned from reporting season, grumble about Aussie consumers still splashing out on spending and non-binding, tyre-kicking takeover offers. Also: fully-franked dividends, death or inheritance taxes, dividend reinvestments and leftovers and more.

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Sep 01 2022

34mins

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Lunch With The Guvnor

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and Stephen Mayne discuss THAT brewing PR disaster between a media gnat and a media mogul and who they've been hobnobbing with in the past week - James Packer, Phil Lowe of the Reserve Bank, Andy Penn of Telstra, the AFL's Gillon McLachlan. Also: jobs and skills and unions; Coles vs Woolies; whether a 3.2 per cent fee is too high; more bonds info; super funds and housing; Magellan, Munger and Murdoch.

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Aug 25 2022

33mins

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Twilight Zones, Earnings & Otherwise

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review, briefly touch on that political issue too hard to ignore, discuss earnings and the future of oil and gas, whether we’re seeing a bear market rally and debate if there’s enough evidence yet for an RBA pause. Also: how to get out of an unlisted unit, concrete and quarries, the cost of divorce, saving for kids, shorting, and all about bonds.

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Aug 18 2022

34mins

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The Money Café is Back!

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Back in the Money Café after a few weeks' break, Alan Kohler and Stephen Mayne analyse US inflation trends, what's happening with Elon Musk and Twitter, banks and their AGMs and what a war with China would look like. Also: short-selling, used car prices, regional property prices, RBA review, capital gains on capital returns and more.

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Aug 11 2022

33mins

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How to Get Interest Rates Right

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review, settle their election bets (Alan won), lay out predictions on the next round of rates and whether getting it right will be entirely accidental, Bitcoin (is it over?), ETFs for new investors, the value of an MBA, household debt and mortgage rates, fixed or variable. And more, much more in this last Money Café before a four-week winter recess.

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Jul 07 2022

37mins

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The EOFY at the MC

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and Stephen Mayne name the best and worst performances of the past financial year and analyse the fortunes and loves of Australian billionaires Packer and Murdoch but, first, Stephen apologises profusely about getting it wrong on tax-washing. Also: the demise of Volt Bank, buybacks, altruism and Humm.

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Jun 30 2022

34mins

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The Culpability of Central Banks

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and Stephen Mayne discuss whether it’s worth suing the Reserve Bank of Australia for misleading information and, again, why it can’t just cancel government debt. Also: the bear market and the fate of cryptocurrency, a flawed energy market and whether oat milk is the new best thing or just good at making coffee taste like porridge.

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Jun 16 2022

37mins

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An Interest Rate Surprise

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review, discuss the stock market reaction to the RBA rate rise, range over the events that followed the Yom Kippur War and what that means for us now and advise on how to survive a recession (get your debt down and don't get sacked.) Also: Why the central bank can't just cancel government debt it owns; the state of Origin vs AGL; and is there a shortage of lithium or a glut?

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Jun 08 2022

34mins

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What’s a Teal to Do Now?

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and Stephen Mayne talk about what awaits the teals in a two-party world and a government of ministers light on economic nous and explain galloping power prices and who Australia owes money to. Also: Stephen muses on what comes next for AGL.

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Jun 02 2022

34mins

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The Election Post-Mortem

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review, discuss budget challenges for the new government, existential challenges for the Liberal Party and its pragmatic new leader and the future for the teals. Also: a wish list of Royal Commissions, buying US stocks, risks of ETFs, investing in water and decentralising housing. (P.S. Alan won the bet)

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May 26 2022

34mins

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The Inmates Take Over the Café

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A special and different Money Café: James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at The Australian Financial Review and Stephen Mayne, Eureka Report columnist, discuss the impending federal election, the odds on which independents will succeed, a policy-lite campaign and whether Albanese will get a honeymoon from markets if he wins.

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May 19 2022

38mins

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Interest Rates. Inflation. Housing.

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The holy trinity on the Money Café this week. Alan Kohler and James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review, discuss how attuned an indebted nation is to interest rate rises, whether inflation is temporary or sustained, what it means for paying off a mortgage or paying into super, how much of a buffer counts and, ooof, what it all means for rents. Also, as the outcome of the $20 bet on the seat of Kooyong approaches: do the independents have a puppetmaster and what a hung parliament could mean for the ASX.

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May 12 2022

33mins

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Now We Are 70

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and Stephen Mayne celebrate a milestone birthday, discuss job prospects for politicians past the elections, billionaires driving tractors through disclosure laws, favourite CEOs of small caps and whether forgiving HECS debt could win the government the election.

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May 05 2022

37mins

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Inflation and Interest Rate Rises

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On the Money Café this week, Evan Lucas, head of strategy at InvestSMART, and James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review, talk inflation and interest rate rises, China’s COVID-zero conundrum, what Twitter may do to Musk or Musk to Twitter and housing markets, stagflation and investing when you’re 21.

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Apr 28 2022

39mins

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What’s Behind the Netflix Crash?

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On the Money Café this week, Evan Lucas, head of strategy at InvestSMART, and Stephen Mayne vote on the first debate of the election, discuss whether price or competition is behind the Netflix crash, the problem with buy now, pay later, interest rates, inflation, tech stocks and home loans.

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Apr 21 2022

46mins

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Historic Opportunities

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On the Money Café this week, Alan Kohler and James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review, review historic opportunities, possible mistakes and creeping China lockdowns, Alan takes a step closer to medicinal cannabis and why the cash rate is still where it is. Also: dividend taxes, climate change, seeking the perfect balance on population groups and solving the problem of social housing.

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Apr 14 2022

36mins

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