Crash watchlist

Crash watchlist: stocks to buy if we get a market crash

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

The volatility of global sharemarkets prompted me to ask sharemarket gurus for the stocks on their crash watchlist. I’m really lucky because every weekday on my Ausbiz program, The Call, I get to pick the brains of the best sharemarket analysts in the country. Like me, they are all a bit wary of the volatility… Read more »

Investing in October is scary

Is investing in October scary?

- October 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

I hate investing in October because it seems to be the month when sharemarkets crash. But is it fact or fiction? I’m not alone in thinking investing in October is a bogey month, and September isn’t much better. My mates at CommSec decided to research whether my fear is founded or not. They found over… Read more »

Delta and economy

3 major economic challenges for Australia’s long-term prosperity

- September 17, 2021 4 MIN READ

The Australian economy is doing well despite Delta, but 3 major economic challenges loom: housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation. This week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published its first Economic Survey of Australia since 2018. It gives Australia good marks for a remarkably good economic response to the COVID pandemic, but… Read more »

Australian lockdown supported by economists

Why most economists continue to back lockdowns

- August 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

With the prospect of a lengthier lockdown looming over Sydney, the idea of “living with the virus” has resurfaced. But it’s not something supported by most economists. by John Quiggin, The University of Queensland and Richard Holden, UNSW NSW’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, raised the prospect of abandoning the lockdown and accepting that “the virus… Read more »


Is a cashback deal on a home loan better than a low rate

- October 30, 2020 3 MIN READ

One of my children is doing the rounds of the lenders at the moment to finance their first home and they were telling me they are being besieged by cash-back offers on home loans. There are now 29 lenders offering cashback deals of up to $4,000 for the average homeowner looking to refinance their mortgage…… Read more »


Stock of the Week: Temple and Webster

- October 23, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Market darling online homewares and furniture retailer, Temple and Webster was hit hard this week despite reporting revenue up 138 per cent since the start of FY21. While the company continued to benefit from a consumer shift to online shopping, the market clearly believed the stock was running a too hot. October revenue was up… Read more »


The US election: Which sectors will benefit from the outcome

- October 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

With so much uncertainty and volatility in the lead up to the US presidential election, what are the market sectors set to benefit, and how can investors mitigate the risks? James Whelan from VFS Group Portfolio Manager and Investment Manager at Banyantree Investment Group, Zach Riaz, provided their perspective. “I think it’s still too close… Read more »