About Markets and Money

Markets and Money offers an independent and critical perspective on the Australian and global investment markets. Slightly offbeat and far from institutional, Markets and Money delivers you straight-forward, humorous, and useful investment insights from a world wide network of analysts, contrarians, and successful investors.

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Facial Recognition Marks the End of Privacy

Paving the way for the future of smartphones, tech companies can now map your face as well as your every online move. Ironically enough, Apple is calling this new feature the ‘epitome of security’ when it comes to your information. 
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The Midnight Oil Can’t Be Burnt Forever

Globally, we consume around 96 million barrels of oil every day. At this rate, worldwide reserves are estimated to dry up by 2039. Not far off at all. It’s the delicate balance of supply and demand that makes the crude oil price one of the best economic indicators. And for the past two years, it has been soaring.
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Gold Shines Bright amid Global Uncertainty

In times like these, filled with global uncertainty, provocative presidential tweets and rogue nations, commodities are waiting with open arms. Gold in particular, provides a shiny safe haven from a rickety marketplace.   
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The Calm in the Crypto Storm

Should this bill pass into law, the market for crypto mining could skyrocket. So even if you’re not thrilled at the idea of spending thousands on a single bitcoin, if you follow the crypto trail, there is still plenty to be excited about.
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Trump’s Biggest Bombshell

Was Trump’s budget the latest sign of American exceptionalism falling on its sword? Or was it his unique brand of reverse psychology working overtime? Whatever it was, it felt novel, if somewhat ill-advised.
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There Is No Aussie Housing Affordability Crisis

Today’s Markets & Money comes to you with a problem that doesn’t need fixing. We’re referring to Australia’s ‘phantom’ housing affordability crisis. Where’s all this housing affordability crisis talk coming from? From the government-homeowner tag team, of course. Landowners are calling all the shots. And they have their government foot soldiers supporting them every step of the way.
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The ASX at 20,000?

The ASX at 20,000? It’s a crazy headline, we know. Crazier still, we left out the most important detail…that it could reach that level in just four years!