The Money Cafe with Kirby and Kohler

The Money Cafe with Kirby and Kohler Podcast

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.

Why the coronavirus is good for markets. Australia's wave of wage scandals. What's behind the local software sell-offs?
After a brief dip, the ASX has resumed its soar towards blue skies despite global fears over the impacts of coronavirus. Could the disease actually be a good thing for markets? Alan and James discuss this, along with a disappointing start to earnings season and the latest spate of wage scandals on The Money Cafe this week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Why the coronavirus is good for markets. Australia's wave of wage scandals. What's behind the local software sell-offs?
After a brief dip, the ASX has resumed its soar towards blue skies despite global fears over the impacts of coronavirus. Could the disease actually be a good thing for markets? Alan and James discuss this, along with a disappointing start to earnings season and the latest spate of wage scandals on The Money Cafe this week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Can markets contain coronavirus panic? Australia: home of the world's dearest exchange. Three takeover targets to watch.
James and Alan reconvene the Money Cafe for another year with coronavirus fears swirling in the air. Will an epidemic force a recession in China and a broader market plunge? Analyst models have painted a pessimistic picture of the year ahead for Australian investors, but Alan isn't sure how much that really matters. And, of course, listeners have their say with some loquacious submissions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

2019's fliers and flops. At last, some super data. What's more likely: inflation rise or asteroid strike?
The Money Cafe wraps up a big year in business by reflecting on the wins and dramatic failures, and trying to get through as many listener questions as possible. Many thanks to all of you who listened and wrote in this year, and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday period. We will resume transmission at the end of January. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...



Does Afterpay deserve a tick or a kick? Australia's unhappy financial marriages. Could a bear market be good news for battling fund managers?
With a new boss at the big Australian, James and Alan begin their conversation in the Money Cafe this week by weighing up the merits of internal promotion in large companies. They also ponder Afterpay's change in fortune, the latest in Chinese interest in Australian property, and the country's financial mansplainers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Does Afterpay deserve a tick or a kick? Australia's unhappy financial marriages. Could a bear market be good news for battling fund managers?
With a new boss at the big Australian, James and Alan begin their conversation in the Money Cafe this week by weighing up the merits of internal promotion in large companies. They also ponder Afterpay's change in fortune, the latest in Chinese interest in Australian property, and the country's financial mansplainers....

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The Money Cafe hits a million downloads! Are Australian banks stuffed? Why you shouldn't - ever - take investing advice from your tax agent.
It's drinks all round at the Money Cafe this week as James and Alan toast a million downloads, wonder about the long-term outlook for Australian banks, not the inconsistency between what the RBA and the government is saying about the economy, and stress the difference between a tax agent and a financial adviser. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


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 ...



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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Bulls and bears alike are conflicted on Trump. Is the WeWork flop a sign of the top? Re-writing old wisdom on cash and retirement.
Brexit strife and impeachment speculation abounds but markets don't seem particularly fussed. But what impact could a Trump departure have for American investors? Alan and James ponder this in this week's episode of The Money Cafe, along with how negative gearing has played a role in shoddy residential developments, and the troubled WeWork IPO. Also addressed: a swag of listener feedback about last week's CGT-gate controversy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...





How Australia's top financial adviser is positioning her clients. What to know before buying gold bullion. How much super is enough?
Today Alan Kohler is joined by Sue Dahn, who topped The Australian's list of Australia's top 50 financial advisers, to discuss how and why the financial industry is changing, why the Fed cut left some people disappointed, how long will the good times last, as well as answer a number of listener questions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...





Are unicorns enjoying the last of the bull run? Why the RBA has lost its power. Will Wall St light a fuse on the ASX? Crazy coffee prices and It's time to audit the auditors
This week on The Money Café, James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss Beyond Meat and other billion dollar stocks, question whether Scott Morrison is doing deals with Clive Palmer, discuss Wall Street hitting its highest closing on record, answer listener's questions and much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Searching for reality in the 2019 Budget lockup
Alan and James sit down by the coffee cart in the 2019 Budget Lockup to pick through what matters in Josh Frydenberg's announcements. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


RBA doublespeak on the banks? Doing the maths on CGT changes. Why the dollar is going up again.
This week in The Money Café, James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the US Federal Reserve’s decision that rates will remain on hold and what that might mean for the RBA. There’s also a lively chat about responsible lending and falling house prices, and the dynamic duo respond to a number of listener questions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Why shopping centres will be better off without department stores. The week house prices hit consumer wallets. Can Coca Cola do a turnaround?
Eli Greenblat joins James Kirby in The Money Cafe for a big catch-up on retail earnings and trends. Topics discussed: a post department store future for shopping centres, how supermarkets are feeling the housing pinch, Coke, Afterpay and listener anger on Labor's agenda. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Hoping Hayne is as tough as he sounds. Brexit - can this story end anything but badly? TPG's big call.
Alan and James are back for a new year of Money Cafe podcasts, and kick things off with a discussion of the shambolic state of Brexit, what Monday's Royal Commission release could hold, and the key measures we should use when measuring housing affordability.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. For information r...


The year ahead - Who to believe? Big guns join the bank bashing, Huawei and TPG
On The Money Café this week, James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the big four banks and the fallout from the Banking Royal Commission, Huawei, the outlook for 2019, and burn through a number 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/...

What planet is the RBA on? How bad is the interest-only loan problem? The seven year old on $22m a year.
Big news this week in the Money Cafe, as Alan Kohler discusses his new job title. Other (less significant) news covered: the RBA's stance on the economy, why you can't trust real estate agents on the housing market, interest-only loans, and the children making millions reviewing toys.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 ...

Is that a Santa rally coming down the chimney? How bad was Ken Henry really? Dave Sharma's second life.
It's been a rough year for Australian investors, but could a Santa rally sweeten things? James and Alan toss up the coal and the presents in this week's Money Cafe, and discuss Ken Henry's performance at the Royal Commission, the state of Afterpay, and Dave Sharma's new gig.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 F...


Minute by minute we lose faith in CBA. Why is Coles worth less now than when Wesfarmer bought it? What's so great about Aldi anyway?
This week on The Money Cafe: stepping to observe and appreciate the Royal Commission, wondering what's next for Coles as it returns to the ASX, and where Labor's franking credits policy could end up.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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Peak Apple? The good oil on lower crude prices. Keating versus Daley - not happy Paul.
There's no shortage of panic around Australia's housing market, so Alan and James try to allay these fears by guessing just how far things could fall this week on The Money Cafe. Also discussed: a labourer drought, how to invest in the uranium boom, and where the next iPhone buyers are hiding.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 ...

Get out and vote, super funds! Is CSL cheap? Why the US midterms mean zilch for us.
This week on The Money Cafe, James and Alan discuss the impacts of America's midterm elections, some expensive stocks that may have become a bargain, why NAB has broken open the piggy bank to pay its dividends, and a whack of listener questions about franking credits.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 For info...


Are you game to go back into this market? The franking credits controversy
This week in The Money Cafe, James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the sharemarket, Kogan, the banks, the franking credits controversy, the US midterm elections and more.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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Frightening falls give Australia'a rich list a haircut. Would you want a daily update on your wealth? Super funds: bankrolling a mall near you.
This week in The Money Café, Alan Kohler and special guest John Stensholt – Rich Lists Editor at The Australian, chat about the stock market correction, Rich Listers James Packer, Anthony Pratt and the Atlassian duo, and churn through a bunch of listener questions ranging from ETF’s to non-bank lenders.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'...

Is Telstra talking down the price of the NBN ? What is the unemployment rate....really?
Halloween is just around the corner, and markets are looking suitably scary. James and Alan discuss how banks could be to blame for much investor woe this year, Telstra's interest in an NBN sale, unemployment data and much more on this week's episode of The Money Cafe.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 For inf...


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 For ...

Bouncing bond yields will push down the dollar. Magellan minus Mr Douglass. Tim Wilson's Royal Commission.
On this week's Money Cafe, James and Alan say goodbye to the banking royal commission and hello to a new world of volatile bond yields. Also discussed: the sense of any potential Myer buyer, Alan's big election focus, and a swathe of super 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/p...





What credit crunch? Elon Musk and limits of corporate sponsorship and do you really trust Aldi that much?
The ACCC wants to regulate the energy market, Wayne Byers claims there’s no credit crunch and the decline in lending hasn’t led to a decline in residential construction thanks to immigration. Alan and James discuss consumer confidence being up thanks to talk of tax cuts, Aldi dethroning Qantas as the most trusted brand and Elon Musk's submarine to the Thailand cave rescue. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Why the sharemarket is pushing higher. Telstra's perfect storm.
Even a huge round of layoffs couldn't save Telstra from investor ire this week, but will Jame and Alan make of the mess that Australia's largest telco finds itself in. Elsewhere, they examine the other telco CEO who makes Andy Penn's problems seem simple by comparison, and the 99 year old back at the helm of the listed company he founded. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Should we worry about selling our gas network to Hong Kong? Here come the rate rises. How financial adviser Terry McMaster has made history.
What do you need to do before the end of financial year? James and Alan give you their tips on this week's episode, along with a lengthy discussion of foreign takeovers, where rates are heading (and how investors should respond) and some advice for Australia's kinder hearted financial advisers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Why we like Google. Super myth busting. Italy...and you think our coalition has problems.
This week James and Alan pick through the wake of the productivity commission's massive report in Australia's superannuation system, wonder about the prospect of an Italian exit from the Euro and marvel at what private equity can do when they get their hands on an IPO For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Have we reached 'peak franchising'? Why we lag China on electric cars. Would you pay a financial adviser $2000 a month?
This week in The Money Cafe James and Alan discuss the sad stories that have emerged from the small business sessions at the Royal Commission, wonder about the outcome of Westpac's bank bill swap rate case, point to the warning signs around Australian franchises and mark the birthday of an aging rock star. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Is it really the time to cut ASIC's budget? The real reason government revenue bounced in the budget. Lonely Planet's long road to irrelevance
As the washup from the 2018 Federal Budget recedes, James and Alan pick through the numbers and wonder about the revenue outlook for Australia, why the government cut ASIC's budget in the middle of a massive financial scandal, and deal with some spicy listener questions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

A budget special from inside the lockup
Money Cafe inmates James and Alan discuss the ins and outs of the 2018 Federal Budget from inside the lockup For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Why bank stocks are rising through a crisis. Tesla automates cash incineration
The fallout from the banking royal commission continues to rain down but the market hasn't been fussed. Bank stocks are rising while public opinion plummets. What's going on? James and Alan discuss what could come next for our nation's biggest financial institutions, and unpack a large parcel of listener questions on this week's episode of The Money Cafe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Bonus Royal Commission special with Ben Butler
Ben Butler jumps behind the microphone with James Kirby for a special emergency podcast to discuss all the latest news to spill out of the banking royal commission in Melbourne. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


The phoney US-China tariff war. Why tech stocks are suddenly on the nose.
If a trade war starts but markets don't panic, did it ever really happen? Alan makes his return to the podcast this week to pick through a manure load of business and finance news, including a fresh coal fight, shorting, and a dramatic downturn for tech stocks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Why did Rio quit coal and is CSL our greatest company?
This week in The Money Café, James Kirby, Wealth Editor at The Australian and Stephen Mayne from The Constant Investor discuss issues facing shareholders and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Bank Inquiry Special : The scandals we never knew.
The Financial Services Royal Commission takes centre stage in this week’s Money Café. Ben Butler, Business Reporter for The Australian joins James Kirby, Wealth Editor at The Australian to discuss what the big four banks have been up to. James also goes through a number of listener questions regarding ETFs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

What is Bill Shorten really planning for pensioners? Up Next: the US v China IP tariff war. The gym instructor flogging home loans.
The Australian Labor Party has floated a range of economic proposals during their time in opposition, why did this week's franking dividend announcement unleash hell? James and Alan discuss why it was a political mistake, as well as the latest Trump, Myer, and bitcoin news. Listeners also chime in with another round of debate about ETFs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Has the world left Harvey Norman behind? Is the market's 'double top' a bad omen?
Covered in this week's show: the eerie signs of what could lie ahead for the ASX, a wake up call for Harvey Norman, tossing up the concept of a golden era for ag stocks, a signifcant fact check from a listener, and more ETF debate.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Immigration and unemployment - a new theory. What wages growth? RBA late to the party on interest only loans
Where do the financial facts lie in the coalition's war of words over immigration? James and Alan discuss this week's round of political ructions, as well as the prospect of wages growth in the future, the RBA dragging its feet on interest only loans, the fight over SMSFs investing in property and BHP's PR battle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...



Crystal balls and bags of poo - what's ahead In 2018 ?
James and Alan finish up a busy year by reflecting on their personal hits and misses, then cast their mind forward to the new year. What's in story for rates, markets, bitcoin and more? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Which bank has most to fear in the bank inquiry? Why Bitcoin is never going back to zero.
The sudden arrival of a royal commission into the financial sector and the dramatic rising value of bitcoin dominate this week's proceedings on The Money Cafe. Also covered: negotiating Alan's tricky line on female CFO competence, and two grumpy men casting gloom on property. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...



Why AMP packed in stock picking . The alarming under-performance of Aussie banks. Can Trump halt the march of emerging markets?
There's plenty of reminiscing on this week's episode, as Alan and James discuss how they first met, and remember the 87 stock market crash. AMP's passive move, the under performance of large funds, Trump's impact on the developing world, and some fresh research on Chinese property investors are also covered. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Trump - making tax cuts great again. Australia's frightening loan ratio. Is Solomon Lew stupid enough to want to take over Myer?
Taxes in America: going down. Australia's budget deficit: going down. Is this good news for Australia's macroeconomic outlook? James and Alan discuss these big changes in a bumper episode that also covers a scary perspecting on the local housing market, Solomon Lew's aggressive moves on the Myer board, and a number of listener questions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


Was Myer the worst float ever? A big bank calls BS on bitcoin. Why those new iPhones are cheap.
Myer's grim journey since rejoining the ASX took another ill turn this week, so James and Alan ask where it ranks on the all time worst floats in local history. Other big points pondered this week: AGL's political playbook, the new mascot for unpaid super, and China's crack down on bitcoin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Energy crisis - picking the winners from a debacle. What to do when a director starts trading shares in their own company. The secrets the rich want to keep hidden...from miners.
This week, Alan and James go long on Australia's resources sector that's looking like more and more of a debacle as the year goes along. Also covered: the latest GDP data, an attempted crackdown on strident charities, the latest in the CBA class action, and fresh signs of a super market price war. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...




Did your pension fund miss the market bounce this year? How the Dick Smith mob hit the rocks at Slater and Gordon. Has Australia Post's first female CEO been short changed?
When fund managers aren't crowing after a solid year on markets, should we start to worry that they've missed an opportunity? Also: making sense of Alex Malley's crash to earth, Christine Holgate's pay, the scandalous state of Australia's retirement community, and what could be next for beleaguered law firm Slater & Gordon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...



I want my tax to be tax deductible!
Is the Fairfax bidding war real? Do we pay ATO employees enough? And is Trump's first budget ludicrous? In this week's episode of The Money Cafe, James Kirby and Alan Kohler try to separate the real facts from the fake news. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Housing tax breaks, Trump and video games
What's the most efficient way to ease the pressure on Australia's groaning property market? James and Alan tackle this, and the other urgent issues in the business sector (like the growing trend of professional video game vloggers) in this week's episode of The Money Cafe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


The housing data no one believes, and a seagull crashes Alan's big event
Alan and James discuss the nonsense figures being thrown around in Australia's housing discussions, the impending pension changes, and a feathered cameo appearance at a big financial event last week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

BHP suddenly finds $11b in savings, and nib puts Medibank to shame
Is BHP the "worst company in the world"? Alan Kohler explains why he's frustrated by the management at the big Australian, and James Kirby explains how nib is stealing business from Medibank. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Bad pizza, Seven's crash and a lump of coal
Alan and James discuss Turnbull's true feelings in the renewables debate, and dissect the standout early earnings stories. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


The big bully in charge of world markets
Does history hold any hints as to what the business world can expect from President Trump? James Kirby and Alan Kohler discuss the Donald, the Fed, and the end of free trade in the first episode of The Money Cafe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...