3 April 2020
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Australia, we have a COVID-19 super problem

This Coronavirus has created a big problem for super funds. And it’s been made worse because we’re now more educated super savers.

Global market outlook from Russell Investments

Andrew Pease and Alex Cousley from Russell Investments discuss the current market conditions, expectations for the future and key watch points over the coming weeks and months.

27 things to keep you busy while isolating

Switzer shares what TV shows we're watching, what films we love, what podcasts we're listening to and what books we're reading.

Australia: COVID-19 tracker

In the current environment interest is focussed on the timeliest data so we can assess the impact of the COVID19 containment measures on the economy.

5 things you need to know today

Rise in NSW COVID-19 cases slows, 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits, WA closes its borders, oil prices are back up and MORE.

How did house prices rise in March despite the coronavirus?

Find out how property experts Nerida Conisbee, Peter White and Amelia Hodge currently feel about the property market.

How 'Mr Cricket' Jim Maxwell bats away coronavirus bouncers

Peter Switzer and Paul Rickard talk to ABC cricket commentator Jim Maxwell about his investing habits, plus interviews with economist and former Labor politician Craig Emerson and TV producer Kaye Switzer.

Stocks to avoid when the recovery comes

At least two out of the three conditions that many argue are necessary to “declare” a bottom are in place. So when the recovery comes, what stocks should you avoid?

5 things you need to know today

Westpac appoints a new CEO, more retail stores in Australia close stores indefinitely, ASX stocks anticipated to open lower and MORE.

Is the worst of the corona-crash for the stock market over?

Peter Switzer and Paul Rickard discuss whether the crash is over, how dividends will be affected and the stocks to avoid.

Switzer Video

A look at culture, arts, extras and things we’re following this week.
BOOK: FOUR FUTURES
Peter Frase’s 2016 book Four Futures: Life After Capitalism is a particularly interesting read at the moment if you wish to engage with some theories on the other side of capitalism.

Society as a whole has had to sacrifice its freedom in a number of ways to limit the spread of COVID-19. But how easily will we spring back to what we knew before?

With this in mind, Frase’s proposal of a post-capitalist world is particularly interesting, as he poses four potential futures - two positive outcomes where automation is channelled effectively, and two negatives where automation results in the demise of humanity. 

With comparisons to popular TV shows and pop culture references, this easy yet eerie read proposes some interesting suggestions on where the world could be going.
PODCAST: MATES UNDER FIRE
The Daily Telegraph and Nova have recorded a six-part podcast series to honour the Australian mateship that was birthed during the bushfire crisis.

The podcast focuses on Malua Bay, in the south coast of New South Wales, which was one of the most heavily impacted areas during the fires and saw 1000 Australians left homeless and stranded on the beach.

The first episode launched on March 6, and interviewed politician Andrew Constance who shared his emotional account of fighting for survival on the day from hell that was New Years Eve 2019.

The next episodes include interviews from survivors on the beach in Malua Bay which included former Wallaby's player Al Baxter, neighbour Jane Russell, News Corp photographer Alex Coppel and stoic fire chief Shane Fitzsimmons.

Photo of the Week

A social media initiative #ClapBecauseWeCare sent New York City into an eruption of applause on March 27. New Yorkers were invited to stand in solidarity and express appreciation for healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, sanitation workers and all essential service providers working throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Image: AP/John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx
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