Banks

Here at Markets and Money we run a sceptical eye over the banks, the credit market and Aussie housing regularly to make sure you’re never vulnerable to the disasters bankers get themselves into all too often.

You’ll find out why central banks don’t always know as much as they let you think. You’ll be fully informed about Australia’s ‘Big Four’ banks too. They make up around a quarter of the Aussie share market index. Thanks to their privileged position the big four will continue to be a huge force behind the market.

We’ll keep you updated on whether bank stocks should be part of your portfolio (and the times when you should take your money and run).

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