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James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the biggest news in business, finance, and economics, and what it means for investors. Presented in partnership with The Constant Investor. Title music, Blues for Oliver, by Benny Golbin.

The Money Cafe with Kirby and Kohler The Australian

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James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the biggest news in business, finance, and economics, and what it means for investors. Presented in partnership with The Constant Investor. Title music, Blues for Oliver, by Benny Golbin.

    What investors learned in a year to forget. IPO boom surfs a wave of optimism. Is it time to re-educate economists?

    What investors learned in a year to forget. IPO boom surfs a wave of optimism. Is it time to re-educate economists?

    In the last episode for 2020, James and Alan look back on what they've learned from a dreadfully difficult year, and the trends that seem likely to dominate the one on the horizon.

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    • 43 min
    House prices are going up, yes, really. Can Australia reset its trade relations with China? The winners and losers of rising super guarantees.

    House prices are going up, yes, really. Can Australia reset its trade relations with China? The winners and losers of rising super guarantees.

    As we round into the home stretch of a dreadful year, things are starting to look strangely optimistic. House prices are going up, the recession appears to be waning, and there's a COVID vaccine in sight. On this week's episode, James and Alan take stock of the latest economic data, and wonder about the end point of an ongoing trade spat with China. 

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    • 37 min
    Why Bitcoin is back. State budgets damn the deficits. The secret of multi million super accounts

    Why Bitcoin is back. State budgets damn the deficits. The secret of multi million super accounts

    After a year that has redefined turbulence, it appears that most investors are going to finish... flat? James and Alan talk about the surprisingly upbeat end to 2020, crypto, state budgets and electric cars on this week's episode

     

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    • 35 min
    Bitcoin – The Second Coming. The Vaccine Race- Will Big Pharma play fair? China's booming sharemarket. Share swapping and CGT.

    Bitcoin – The Second Coming. The Vaccine Race- Will Big Pharma play fair? China's booming sharemarket. Share swapping and CGT.

    Bitcoin’s second coming has Alan Kohler and James Kirby questioning whether people are losing faith in the US dollar. The duo also ponder what other reforms might be pushed through during the COVID-19 crisis on the back of NSW’s changes to stamp duty.

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    • 31 min
    How to fix your rate regrets. Markets optimistic about a Trump transition. Beware faux ethical funds.

    How to fix your rate regrets. Markets optimistic about a Trump transition. Beware faux ethical funds.

    Rates are on everyone's minds at the moment. Can you beat the bank? Alan and James provide their opinions on fixing mortgages on this week's episode, and pick over the smouldering remains of the US presidential election, before diving into some curly listener questions about sector ETFs, ethical funds and boron mines.

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    • 36 min
    Back in the cafe! Market is pricing in a Biden win. A lot more than a rate cut from the RBA.

    Back in the cafe! Market is pricing in a Biden win. A lot more than a rate cut from the RBA.

    This week's episode was recorded as votes were being counted in the US Presidential election, but markets seem to have already warmed to the prospects of a narrow Biden win. Tech stocks in particular seem poised to benefit from that outcome. Also discussed in this episode: the resilience of pent-up consumer demand in Australia, the RBA's messaging around rates and a bunch of listener questions. 

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

DexterFromPerfectMatch ,

Love it

My fav as an Aussie stockmarket magazine show.

keewee42 ,

Informative and Entertaining

I love listening to this unbiased economic podcast. So hard to find a program that isn’t heavily influenced. Learn a lot about economic history, politics, current economics, Australian economics in relation to the rest of the world. I never miss an episode. Easy to listen to because of the easy conversational tone.

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Broad unbiased insights

This is my go to podcast for insights into the Aussie investing and financial state of the Federation. Some good tips in there too.

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