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.

Bitcoin versus gold
In this week’s episode of The Money Café, Alan Kohler and James Kirby delve into the property market as Sydney house prices accelerate again. The pair also discuss why people are saying goodbye to saving for now and whether a cleaner cement company could clean up. To read articles on the topics Alan and James cover in this episode of The Money Cafe, take out a subscription to The Australian or download the Australian app at your app store.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Pay off the mortgage? Not so fast
In this week’s episode of The Money Café, Alan Kohler and James Kirby discuss the prospect of Bitcoin in your super. Also on the agenda is Afterpay bringing back the zero coupon deal and big mouth Bernie Fraser. To read articles on the topics Alan and James cover in this episode of The Money Cafe, take out a subscription to The Australian or download the Australian app at your app store.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Standby for the solar ‘tsunami’
On this week’s episode of The Money Café, Alan Kohler and James Kirby delve into the mystery of the unlicensed adviser and her missing $20 million. The pair also discuss Bitcoin’s bad week and the phenomenon of magic mushroom investing. To read articles on the topics Alan and James cover in this episode of The Money Cafe, take out a subscription to The Australian or download the Australian app at your app store.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


How to invest a million-dollar windfall?
In this week’s episode of The Money Café, Alan Kohler and James Kirby discuss the brutish and arrogant Facebook. The pair also look into the rise of Clubhouse and take a deep dive into the Iranian stock exchange. To read articles on the topics Alan and James cover in this episode of The Money Cafe, take out a subscription to The Australian or download the Australian app at your app store.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

JobKeeper... time to press for payback
In this week’s episode of The Money Cafe, Alan Kohler and James Kirby discuss the truly awful AMP and why Crown can’t go on like this. Also on the agenda are the inflation worriers and an explanation of who’s behind the short selling. To read articles on the topics Alan and James cover in this episode of The Money Cafe, take out a subscription to The Australian or download the Australian app at your app store.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

GameStop: Storm in a teacup?
Alan Kohler and James Kirby are back in The Money Cafe this week to discuss whether austerity is back on the agenda. The pair also wonder whether a central banker would make a good Prime Minister and estimate China-based ETFs. To read articles on the topics Alan and James cover in this episode of The Money Cafe, take out a subscription to The Australian or download the Australian app at your app store.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Mad markets – hunting with wolves!
James Kirby and Alan Kohler are back in the virtual Money Cafe to discuss the GameStop controversy and hedge fund comeuppance. Also on the agenda is the property investment market's shot in the arm, whether the higher inflation number actually means anything, and hydrogen for beginners. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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Can a bubble last for years?
Alan and James return to Saporito for the first Money Café of 2021 which is labelled the year of the electric car. Also on the agenda is a discussion on the future of the office REIT, the flying Aussie dollar and the heavyweight comparison between Afterpay and Tesla. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Is there a recession or not? How bank dividend cuts hurt retirees hardest. What If AusPost's Holgate had offered cash instead?
As Victoria emerges from its lockdown, Alan Kohler and James Kirby take a closer look at Reserve Bank deputy governor Guy Debelle’s comment that a technical recession is over, and question how much that actually matters. Also on the agenda is the Australia Post Cartier watch scandal, a preview of the RBA’s next meeting, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Gold regains lustre as an inflation hedge. Who wants a Crown with this much controversy? Investing in barrels can be whisky business
Gold is back in vogue with investors, but what about cryptocurrencies? James and Alan discuss the idea of reserve banks creating their own digital currencies on this week's episode of The Money Cafe, as well ass the ongoing disaster at Crown, the prospect of investing in scotch, and the growing love for a Biden win on financial markets.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Our top 3 best stocks. How low will Lowe go? Does government spending really drop next year?
With the RBA indicating another rate cut is imminent, Alan Kohler and James Kirby convene in the virtual Money Café to question how low Lowe will go. The duo also discusses whether government spending will really drop next year and why they’re only half as worried as they were about mortgage deferrals.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Should you fix rates? The answer is obvious. What’s going on with super?
As the dust settles from Tuesday’s federal budget, Alan Kohler and James Kirby reconvene in their traditional Money Cafe time slot to trawl through the budget’s entrails while looking into super reform and pondering where they would spend an extra $10 billion on top of the budget.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Budget 2020: searching for surprises in a blizzard of measures
James and Alan jump in to a spare room at the 2020 Federal Budget lockup to discuss a massive slate of fiscal measures largely already announced. It's a podcast of big numbers: debt, deficit, population growth and tax cuts all feature prominently.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

How to prepare for a Presidential punch-on. Setting the bar on fund manager experience. Could COVID crush small industry funds?
With James Kirby still on a locked down holiday, Alan is joined in the Money Cafe by Chris Weston, head of research at Pepperstone. Together the two of them look at the RBA's messaging on rates, the prospects of a drag-out Presidential election, how young investors can negotiate a turbulent economic cycle, and the maths on Afterpay.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


‘Buy the rumour, sell the fact’. The work from home revolution. A Minsky moment.
Alan Kohler puts the markets under the microscope in this week’s episode of The Money Cafe as he is joined by Author and Publisher of The Pain Report, Jonathan Pain. The pair discuss what the Fed’s been up to, why Jonathan is shorting the Nasdaq, the working from home revolution, and much more.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The secret of BNPL success. What happens if Biden wins? How much for financial advice?
Alan's back in the virtual cafe this week, and has a lot to catch up on as between market moves and corporate misbehaviour. He and James discuss the epic battle between commercial landlords and retailers, the institutional investors that were out for revenge against AMP, and how markets could react to a change in the White House.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

With special guest – Top financial adviser Sally Huynh. Early super withdrawal… is it taxed? A house in the city, a place in the country...can it be done?
Top financial adviser Sally Huynh joins James Kirby in this week’s episode of The Money Café for a discussion on the key issues and investment trends emerging from COVID including gold’s spectacular rally, early super withdrawals and the state of industry funds as airports and toll roads struggle.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

With special guest – Top financial adviser Sally Huynh. Early super withdrawal… is it taxed? A house in the city, a place in the country...can it be done?
Top financial adviser Sally Huynh joins James Kirby in this week’s episode of The Money Café for a discussion on the key issues and investment trends emerging from COVID including gold’s spectacular rally, early super withdrawals and the state of industry funds as airports and toll roads struggle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Forward Slash special: the buy now, pay later boom
Buy now, pay later companies are eating up an increasing share of the retail transaction market at a time when credit cards are on the wane. It's another example of neglected customers finding a better experience with an innovative start-up product. But is regulation keeping up with the pace of change, and should consumers be more wary of these lending systems as a historic recession rocks the world?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Forward Slash special: the buy now, pay later boom
Buy now, pay later companies are eating up an increasing share of the retail transaction market at a time when credit cards are on the wane. It's another example of neglected customers finding a better experience with an innovative start-up product. But is regulation keeping up with the pace of change, and should consumers be more wary of these lending systems as a historic recession rocks the world?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....



The fine detail of Australia's dire budget update. Could deferred loans be written off? The fix is in on Australian mortgages.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed the incredible damage COVID-19 has wreaked on Australia's finances. But a closer reading of the budgetary assumptions reveals a mix of optimism and pessimism. James and Alan discuss what is and isn't meaningful in the news, and whether we are destined for a depression in this week's episode. Also covered: more MMT debate, the outlook for deferred loans and Tesla's unlikely win.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Anticipating Frydenberg's huge budget update. Gold leverage explained. The super withdrawl disaster accelerates.
The Treasurer's mini-budget update on July 23 will be one of the most keenly anticipated Zoom calls of the year. Alan and James discuss the budgetary and human considerations being weighed up in this week's Money Cafe, and compare communist financial management to the MMT trend. Also discussed: Afterpay's valuation, gold ETFs, the huge fund manager leaning into cash, and the long-term impact of early super withdrawals.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Introducing: Forward Slash
Introducing a brand new podcast from The Australian: 2020 has seen the world reshaped at an unprecedented pace. Eras that once spanned a decade fly past in the space of a month. Trends that lasted weeks are lucky to survive an entire day. Technology is accelerating a lot of these changes, but could it also steer us towards a safer, fairer future? Forward Slash is a podcast series about how massive change and technology are colliding in our present moment. New episodes will be released fortnightly....


Market signals muffled as reserve banks buy up corporate bonds. The distancing rule that could ruin restaurants. Why Afterpay is soaring
Zombie companies loom on the horizon of this week's episode as James and Alan discuss the potential impacts of the US Fed buying up bonds from businesses wounded by the COVID-19 shutdown. In Australia, Job Keeper appears to be the only measure keeping the lights on for many smaller hospitality businesses. How can these measures be unwound? Also discussed: the RBA's property freeze suggestion, and the surprisingly positive year for your super balance.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio...


Capital raisings bonanza - did you get a fair share? Why tech titans will now extend their dominance. Inflation or deflation - which is the worry?
Stephen Mayne joins James in the Money Cafe this week for an episode largely focused on a rash of capital raisings. Is the current system set up in a way that is unfair to retail investors? Why have some famous rich listers not opted into their own raisings? And which offerings were the real winners in this batch?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....



An overly optimistic IMF outlook? How falling migration could hit the rental market. What’s the damage of a potential second wave?
As March 23 becomes further and further away, Alan Kohler is joined this week by Principal of Minack Advisors, Gerard Minack, to ponder whether we have in fact, seen the bottom. They also question the IMF’s bullish economic outlook and dissect how a potential second wave of COVID-19 might impact Australia socially and economically.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

An overly optimistic IMF outlook? How falling migration could hit the rental market. What’s the damage of a potential second wave?
As March 23 becomes further and further away, Alan Kohler is joined this week by Principal of Minack Advisors, Gerard Minack, to ponder whether we have in fact, seen the bottom. They also question the IMF’s bullish economic outlook and dissect how a potential second wave of COVID-19 might impact Australia socially and economically. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Battle lines drawn between industry and regulators on crisis management. Are capital raising at bargain prices? The mystery of the $100 notes.
Analysts have started to try and call the bottom, but could we see a bear market rally or just a dead cat bounce? James and Alan discuss the latest market data in this week's episode, along with the true value of PE ratios in the absence of guidance, the dilemma residential landlords find themselves in, and the curious popularity of $100 notes in Australia's circulation.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Battle lines drawn between industry and regulators on crisis management. Are capital raising at bargain prices? The mystery of the $100 notes.
Analysts have started to try and call the bottom, but could we see a bear market rally or just a dead cat bounce? James and Alan discuss the latest market data in this week's episode, along with the true value of PE ratios in the absence of guidance, the dilemma residential landlords find themselves in, and the curious popularity of $100 notes in Australia's circulation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...


After the rate cut: stimulus on steroids. Why you should avoid cashing in super. Can airlines steer through market turbulence.
The Money Cafe has gone remote, so it's now a BYO coffee affair. In this week's episode James and Alan ponder the current state of affairs facing the markets with coronavirus front and centre for investors, look at whether to switch your superfund to cash, and contemplate when the market might begin to show signs of recovery.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....



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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....



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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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 th...



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!   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....









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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....



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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....




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.   See omnys...

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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 Kevi...


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 ...

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   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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 previe...


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   ...

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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 Kyl...


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   ...

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  ...

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....





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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....




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   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....




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?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....




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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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....




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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....



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....

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....

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....



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....


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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....