The Short Squeeze

The Short Squeeze Podcast

Produced in commercial partnership between the SMH, The Age and IG Markets. A podcast that fills you in with all you need to know about what's happening in the world of financial markets. The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market analyst Kyle Rodda. Stay up to date with all the latest movements in the business world - https://www.theage.com.au/business  or https://www.smh.com.au/business

The Short Squeeze: The budget to restart a nation?
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the data-heavy week ahead (00.46), how President Trump's positive coronavirus diagnosis will affect markets (03.24), what to expect from the federal budget (08.19) and whether an interest rate cut will be delivered by the RBA (12.18). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of...

The Short Squeeze: RBA/Federal budget double-header
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss potential changes to responsible lending laws (00.47), the October 6 RBA/Federal budget double-header (06.09), whether the latest US data points to jobs growth (10.09) and the looming US Presidential debate (11.52). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is no...

The Short Squeeze: The waiting game
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the latest economic data (00.51), when we're really likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine - interview with SMH journalist Emma Koehn (03.37), what the recommencement of IPOs on the ASX means (09.15) and what the US market is telling us about the looming US presidential election (10.59). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion i...


The Short Squeeze: Blowing off the froth
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the significance of last week's US market correction (00.44), the effect of continuing lockdown measures in Melbourne (06.38), labour force data for August (11.58) and the looming US Federal Reserve meeting (14.20). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is no...

The Short Squeeze: Lockdown roadmaps and worries
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the latest economic data (00.45), what the lockdown extension in Melbourne will mean (04.19), what the Future Fund has to say about future investment returns (09.38) and dangers in the currency market (11.31). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is not ...

The Short Squeeze: Adjusting to a new normal?
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the key takeaways from last week's Jackson Hole symposium (00.45), what the wash up from Earnings Season tells us about the strength of the local economy (05.10), the upcoming RBA meeting (09.10) and what to expect from the GDP figures that will drop this week (11.08). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acq...


The Short Squeeze: A hollow high
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the latest economic data (00.46), why highs on Wall St might be a concern (04.46), how Hong Kong pro-democracy activists influenced the market (09.29) and what this year's Jackson Hole Economic Symposium might reveal (11.06). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our prod...

The Short Squeeze: Earnings season take-homes
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the key takeaways from the past week of earnings season reports (00.45), the week ahead for local earnings season reporting (04.59), what the markets will make of a Biden/Harris Democratic ticket (06.45) and what to expect from the scheduled OPEC plus meeting and looming PMI data (10.04). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinio...

The Short Squeeze: US-China trade war goes tech
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss escalations in the US China trade war (00.45), all eyes on CommBank as it leads the list of Aussie companies reporting (03.47), what a topsy turvy US reporting season can tell us (07.03) and what to expect from Aussie labour force data due out this week (11.13). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring,...


The Short Squeeze: Sovereigns and safety
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the data to look out for this week (00.42), why gold continues to rise (03:36), how the Morrison government nearly ran out of money earlier this year (08.15) and what the latest RBA meeting might tell us about our economic outlook (10.18). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposin...

The Short Squeeze: Deflation nation
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the escalation of US China diplomatic tensions (00.42), what Aussie reporting season might allow companies to hide (04.29) where second quarter inflation figures might land (08.11) and what to expect from this week's massive US reporting schedule  (10.24). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holdi...

The Short Squeeze: Deflation nation
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the escalation of US China diplomatic tensions (00.42), what Aussie reporting season might allow companies to hide (04.29) where second quarter inflation figures might land (08.11) and what to expect from this week's massive US reporting schedule  (10.24). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holdi...


The Short Squeeze: Reporting revelations
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss reporting season in both the US and Australia (00.44), whether the dividend merry-go-round will continue (04:13), whether a dangerous precedent has been set with the early release of super scheme (06.24) and what the reporting around US tech stocks might tell us (09.40). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation t...

The Short Squeeze: Will the rush for gold continue?
The Age's Alex Druce is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the spectre of wider lockdowns in Australia (00.44), what US reporting season might offer up (05.57), what is driving the upward price of both gold and iron ore (10.10) and what this week's Australian jobs data might point to (15.04). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our...

The Short Squeeze: Reserve Bank lessons from across the ditch
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss what makes the Reserve Bank of NZ different (00.52), who holds $1.8 billion worth of Virgin bonds (05.03), why watching small-to-medium companies might be worth doing (09.35) and how markets might be affected by the looming US election (13.44). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or di...


The Short Squeeze: Could there be an Iron Ore trade war?
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Markets Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the economic data coming our way this week (00.48), whether there could be an Iron Ore trade war with China (05.42), belief there will be no second Coronavirus lockdowns (09.44) and whether a desire for causality is driving the market to be more irrational than normal (12.31).  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in re...

The Short Squeeze: Navigating the data in rising tides
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the important financial data coming out this week (00.47), the news driving iron ore prices (04.46), why oil prices might suddenly rise again even though demand is still low (08.20), and what to look out for in this week's Federal Reserve meeting (11.08).  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, ho...

The Short Squeeze: Economic data and an epidemiologist's view of COVID-19
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss what the latest economic data is telling us about Australia in the time of COVID-19 (00.51). In the second half of the program they interview Professor of Clinical Epidemiology Karin Leder from Monash University. She discusses the chances of a second wave of infections (05.37), how COVID-19 is different to SARS and MERS (10.38) and how international travel is likely to be impacted in the future (13.05).  Kyle Rodda, Market Anal...


The Short Squeeze: China's Congress makes waves
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss announcements coming out of China's National People's Congress (00.52), the lack of company's listing on the ASX this year (05.05), whether the market is going to over-react at every coronavirus vaccine announcement (08.30) and why FANGs are nearly back to all-time highs (11.32).  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in ...

The Short Squeeze: Long term labour pains
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss oil prices and the oil contracts market (00.49) and unemployment and the state of the Australian labour market (05.53). In the second half of the program Lucy and Kyle  interview chief investment officer Nick Griffin at the $1.4 billion fund Munro Partners about reporting season on Wall Street (10.15).  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recomme...

The Short Squeeze: Jobless data to reveal lockdown pain
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the pricing to earnings ratio in the US (00.49), upcoming Aussie labour force data (03.58), changes in the Australian rental market (07.30) and whether the US will institute negative interest rates (10.27). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is not a fi...


The Short Squeeze: A key ingredient missing from markets is guidance
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the results from US reporting season (00.44), the opportunities that COVID-19 is presenting to investors (05.07), the difference between economists and market predictions (08.20) and what the upcoming RBA meeting might offer (13.02). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of o...

The Short Squeeze: Early super withdrawals to weigh on ASX?
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the coming US GDP figures (00.47), what underwhelming news from US reporting season means (03.53), what early access to Aussie super might do to the market (07.09) and what the next move for central banks might be (09.49). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products...

The Short Squeeze: Coronavirus impact on airlines, freedom, and results
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss what new ABS data will tell us about Coronavirus impacts on the Aussie economy (00.48), how Virgin Australia might survive the shutdown (03.51), how the US will negotiate opening up their economy (08.29) and what US earning season results are indicating (12.26). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiri...


The Short Squeeze: Truth in numbers
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss economic data as a measure of the damage of the COVID-19 lockdown (00.46), whether OPEC+ cuts will help oil prices (05.21), the fruity upside  of the lockdown (08.50) and what the numbers from US earnings season are likely to indicate (11.06). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or dis...

The Short Squeeze: Dividends disappearing into hibernation
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss what impact is the economic shutdown, and capital raisings is having on dividends (00.46), whether the Reserve Bank Board could cut rates even closer to zero percent (05.45), why Australia desperately needs a retail bond market (08.24), and what shape recovery are we likely to eventually see (12.33). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommenda...

Unusual business conditions under coronavirus
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss hibernation for the Australian retail sector during the Coronavirus pandemic (00.50), the Federal Reserve's unusual maneuvers (05.46), the easing of the Wuhan lockdown in China (09.24), and what the $US2 trillion stimulus package is likely to do in America (12.48).  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acq...


The Short Squeeze: Building a bridge to the otherside of the COVID-19 crisis
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss what is the RBA doing to support the economy (00.50), is anyone benefiting from the coronavirus crisis (04.07), how a higher oil price could help (07.48), why do humans act like they do in a crisis (10.22)?  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is not a f...

The Short Squeeze: States of emergency
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss market dislocation in the wake of coronavirus (00.40), current policy maker responses (03.15), the falling price of gold (06.30) and whether there will be an emergency RBA meeting (08.14).  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is not a financial advisor a...

The Short Squeeze: Slipping on the oil price
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the recent OPEC meeting (00.41), the impact of lower oil prices (04.03), the likelihood of an Australian recession (08.03) and the impact regulators may have in the market (10.33). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is not a financial advisor and all se...


The Short Squeeze: Dimensions of the Coronavirus
The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the quantification of China's shutdown (00.45), the current market correction (04.03), political responses to the health emergency (08.45) and March rates (11.08). Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in relation to acquiring, holding or disposing of our products. IG is not a financial advisor and all services are provid...

The Short Squeeze: Virus fears, Reporting season and Bernie Sanders
In the first episode of The Short Squeeze, The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market Analyst Kyle Rodda to discuss the tail-end of the half-year reporting season (at 00.45), the impact the increasing spread of coronavirus is having on trade and commerce around the globe (at 04.14), market concern of Bernie Sanders (at 07.33) and PMI data (at 09.30).  Kyle Rodda, Market Analyst from IG Markets Ltd (ABN 84 099 019 851, AFSL 220440). Disclosure:IG does not issue advice, recommendations or opinion in r...

Coming soon: The Short Squeeze
Produced in commercial partnership between The Age, SMH and IG Markets. A podcast that fills you in with all you need to know about what's happening in the world of financial markets. The Age's Lucy Battersby is joined by IG Market analyst Kyle Rodda. Stay up to date with all the latest movements in the business world - https://www.theage.com.au/business  or https://www.smh.com.au/business  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


S2 Ep 06: When passion meets opportunity - My Sport Live
How do you turn your passion into a successful business? And once you do, how can you make sure you’re staying true to your values? We hear the story of how Andrew Weiss turned his love of sports into his livelihood through his online streaming and sports promotion business, My Sport Live. We’ll also learn about keeping data safe with cyber security consultant, Dr Omaru Maruatona....

S2 Ep 05: Growing a healthy global business - Soul Fresh
Going global is a big dream for many Australian businesses. How do you get things right from the beginning and make sure your business doesn’t suffer if things go wrong? In this episode, we hear how Soul Fresh CEO Didi Lo turned a small idea formed in a Byron Bay nightclub into a business with a turnover just shy of $100 million, and we get some advice from international business expert, Alan Moore....

S2 Ep 04: It’s all about the people - Abacus Finance
It doesn’t matter where you’re operating your business or at what scale, relationships are everything - especially when you move your business to China, like Kellie Lam has recently done with Abacus Finance. In this episode, Kellie tells us how she turned from a career in fashion to finance, and Monash University’s Giovanni de Lieto weighs in on what businesses should be considering when moving into China....


S2 Ep 03: Bricks and mortar vs. online - Urban Attitude
Are bricks and mortar stores dead or do they just need to evolve? And with the ever increasing landscape of online retail and e-commerce giants, how can a small retail business survive online? Steven Lewin shares his experience of buying into a Melbourne-based gift store, Urban Attitude, and PR expert Catriona Pollard gives us some tips for online and in-store marketing....

S2 Ep 02: Pushing past the naysayers - Bookmarc
The excitement, passion and successes of starting a small business rarely come without some setbacks and sleepless nights. In this episode, Helen Awali shares the story of Bookmarc and how she filled a gap in the market with an idea people told her would never work. We also get some advice from entrepreneur and Wade Institute mentor, Jodie Imam, on nailing the numbers and getting the right support when you’re starting out....

S2 Ep 01: Love Your Work - Pana Chocolate
After many years in the hospitality industry, Pana Barbounis decided to start his own business, making chocolate by hand and delivering the bars himself to his local suppliers on the back of his Vespa. In this episode, we hear how he turned Pana Chocolate into a global business that turns over $10 million per annum, and we get advice on building a digital brand from food content specialist Sophie McComas....


S1 Ep 06: Prepare for anything - Rosebery Service Station
It’s not every day that you come across a full driveway service petrol station these days and it’s what George Carayannis and three generations of his family have built their reputation on. This episode we talk with George and business advisor Craig West about how best to plan for the unknown and manage some of the challenges not only family businesses, but all small businesses face in a disruptive market....

S1 Ep 05: Work Here, There or Anywhere - Good Manors
When Matt Ashwin started his outdoors career as a landscape gardener he never thought he'd end up behind a desk running a multi-million dollar business. Tune in to hear how Matt and organisational psychologist Dr Ben Searle work through the best ways to build a strong company culture and how to keep remote work forces engaged....

S1 Ep 04: Doing what you love not paperwork - Tribe
Jess Polaschek hated maths during school. So much so, she avoided it completely and studied art and design. But now as founder of her own retail brand, she’s changed her mind about maths. Tune in to hear Jess, and business expert Annie Flannagan talk about how learning to read the story that numbers tell can turn financial chores into one of the most interesting parts of doing business....


S1 Ep 03: Doing more with less - Podtrackers
Fresh off a flight from his new home in Los Angeles, tech entrepreneur Sebastian Langton reflects on the bold strategies that make his small team and their pet tracking GPS device good enough to outcompete global giants and win in the US market. His insights - from the night sleeping on a park bench to building an international presence - will inspire small businesses looking to do more with less....

S1 Ep 02: A Different Way to Work - Veneziano Coffee
How do you innovate in the food industry? Rocky Veneziano and his friend and business partner of 20 years, Craig Dickson, discuss how they turned a cafe in Richmond and a pallet of coffee beans into two multi-million dollar behemoths. Tune in for how to stay ahead of the pack in business, how to judge a perfect cup of coffee, and why filter coffee doesn’t just belong in 1980’s motels....

S1 Ep 01: Wired for Growth - Buttercream Bakery
Cult cake maker and founder of Buttercream Bakery, Kat Logan, shares the bold moves she’s made turning her side passion into a social media brand on the grow. Surprisingly, the Wu-Tang Clan play a part in Kat’s story. Brand strategy expert Joe Rogers joins the podcast with some timely advice for small businesses aspiring to compete with the big brands....


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