Katie Johnson

Katherine Johnson, usually going by just ‘Katie’, is a member of Port Phillip Publishing’s editorial team, as well as the Editor of the Saturday edition of Markets & Money. Katie works with all of your editors to maintain the quality of their research and analysis. In her Saturday Markets & Money articles she specialises in cryptocurrency and technology stories, and brings you a recap of the week from your other Markets and Money editors.

Is the Aussie Economy Faking It?

You may have noticed that things have been pretty good lately. The economy is booming. Unemployment is down. And market sentiment is, generally, pretty cheerful. Overall, Australia has been a place of sunshine and financial…

Is Australian Retail Doomed?

Everything is down, down, down in Australian retail.  It’s 50% off here, closing down sale there. And the news seems to be filled with company statements to the tune of ‘we just couldn’t hack it…

Smashing the Paradox

As the crypto revolution takes off, we will be able to leave a broken financial system behind. The slow, inefficient and expensive system that caused the GFC and the dotcom bubble. And by staying in…

No Bang for Our Borrowed Buck

Even with all of this innovation, our economic growth is slowing. The reason for this, Vern argues, is that we have failed to be adaptive in our economic model. And now we are drowning in…

The Great Australian Crackdown

The investigation into the tax office, which was conducted in partnership with Fairfax and former employees of the ATO, depicted stories of small business owners and individuals who were alleged to have been ‘aggressively pursued’…

Free Yourself from the Internet

In the wake of these discouraging few weeks, now is the time to reconsider our attachment to the digital world. As internet users and investors, it’s always valuable to take some time away from the…

The Slow Death of the Banks

It was misconduct that led to a $75 million royal commission into banking that kicked off last month. And it’s looking like, by the time it’s over, the banks are going to have to dish…

Do Kids Play with Toys Anymore?

The latest to go is toymaker extraordinaire, Toys “R” Us. Like us, they know the online world provides content that is often more engaging and rewarding than anything you can find in the real world.…

Is There a Future for Cryptos?

All appears quiet in the world of crypto. The roaring optimism we saw last year has died down considerably. Though, right now, new cryptos are popping up all the time. Blockchain innovations are even more…

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