7 June 2020
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ScoMo, say sorry, and renovate this Home Builder Scheme

After looking at ScoMo’s Home Builder Scheme, it’s time for a quick apology from the PM and a “take 2” on the idea.

Switzer Life: Weekend containment entertainment

Looking for new inspiration this weekend? Here are some entertainment suggestions from the Switzer team.

5 ways to live like the Blue Zones

What we can learn from the 'Blue Zones' around the world where people live into their 90s and 100s.

10 important investing lessons from 2020 so far

Our readers share the most important investing lessons they’ve learnt so far in 2020. Did yours make the cut?

Australia: From statistical feast to famine

In terms of key economic events, Australia transitions from feast to relative famine. Around half the number of key events is scheduled in the coming week compared with the prior week.

5 things you need to know today

Majority of Aussie jobs expected to be reinstated by July, Morrison government strengthens foreign investment regime, Qantas restores 300 domestic flights and MORE.

Wolverine wannabe Chris Joye is hunting property bears + hot QLD property spots for investors!

Chris Joye, Margaret Lomas, Charles Tarbey and Paul Myliotis join Peter Switzer to share their views on the property market.

AMP Capital webinar: Our key investment principles for global investing through COVID-19

Register now to hear Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, and Andy Gardner, Global Equities Investment Manager at AMP Capital, discuss the mid to long-term implications of COVID-19 on global markets and how their investment team is responding.

Is this the biggest bull market of all time?

Bearish news sites won’t share the positive realities, and they are that this could potentially be the biggest bull market of all time. Here are four lessons from the Coronavirus Crash.

Switzer Fear, Greed & Hope Survey: How did COVID-19 change the property market, the stock market and the economy?

In February 2020, we sent out our Switzer Fear, Greed & Hope survey to our database shortly before the world as we knew it flipped upside down from COVID-19. In May 2020, we sent out the same survey to the same database to understand how a global pandemic changes the investing strategies of Australian investors.

Switzer Video

A look at culture, arts, extras and things we’re following this week.
BOOK: AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
The 1977 book that Peter Switzer says is a must read for any investor was also adapted into a television series.

Written and presented by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith, this 15-episode documentary series covers all aspects of the book that questioned and influenced many ideas in economics and diplomacy. 

Ideas of economists and social philosophers from ancient to modern times, inspire questions of the interdependency between the economic and the social.

The economic theories that built our system today are pulled apart and listed, making it an essential guide and starting point for all investors.
STAN:
 BILLIONS
Billions is a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Most seasons plot lines are "ripped from the headlines" by mirroring real-life prosecutions of financial crime by federal authorities. 

The series was inspired by the investigations undertaken by Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017, from which Giamatti's antagonist originates.

 The Southern District's prosecution of hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors in 2013 loosely influenced the first season while Salomon Brothers' manipulation of U.S. Treasury bonds in 1991 inspired the second season.

Quote of the Week

“When you start really respecting yourself, those you love and your money, the result is that you start having control over your money. What follows from that is control over your life.”
Suze Orman

Photo of the Week

Santa Cruz Police Chief Andy Mills takes a knee along with hundreds honouring the memory of George Floyd, while protesting police violence against black people in the US. It has triggered a global response against racism. Image via Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel.
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