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Andrew Main

Andrew Main has spent 35 years in journalism and stockbroking, which took him from Perth to Sydney, Paris and London. He was Business Editor of The Australian between 2007 and 2009.

He was a joint winner of the Gold Walkley Award, Australia's top journalism prize, in 2003 for a series of articles on errant stockbroker Rene Rivkin's Swiss bank accounts and he has published two books, one on the collapse of HIH insurance and the other a biography of Rivkin. He had a regular spot on ABC 702 for five years in Sydney explaining the mysteries of finance to a mid-morning audience.

More recently, he has also been a regular commentator on Sky Business

19 February 2020
Where is BHP heading?

The giant miner turned in a very impressive half year profit yesterday of $US4.9 billion, up 29%. Where is it heading?

5 February 2020
Why has Tesla’s share price more than tripled?

Tesla’s share price climbed from $US230 a share on September 8 to $US780 this week, of which almost $US130 came in the last 48 hours. What happened?

22 January 2020
5 investment resolutions for 2020

As we get closer to the eventual end-point of this bull market, it’s timely that an experienced markets watcher gives you some sound advice you really shouldn’t ignore!

12 December 2019
No fire insurance for you

Are we heading down the Californian road where insurers refuse to renew policies in fire prone areas?

28 November 2019
Are activist investors a good thing?

Can agitators make a positive difference?

6 November 2019
The future of Aussie banks

Banks will become much more bureaucratic, and a lot more risk averse, says former Westpac CEO.

23 October 2019
Understand the word RISK

Bank deposit rates won’t give you the return you might need but don’t throw caution to the wind when looking for higher returns.

9 October 2019
Returns better than cash in the bank?

As retail investors despair about lousy interest rates, one particular type of product is enjoying retail market attention: the fixed interest Listed Investment Trust (LIT) or Listed Investment Company (LIC).

25 September 2019
Should listed companies work with activists?

Employees and consumers are now firmly on the march on a range of hot button issues and companies will have the choice of either trying to beat them, or join them. Where do you stand on the debate about how much listed companies should work with activists?

11 September 2019
I'm not dead

Like "Bring out your dead" in the Monty Python skit, have we called the death of retailing in Australia too early?

28 August 2019
Nothing could be finer than dividends from this miner

Which successful and substantial Australian mining stock is enjoying a current yield of almost 16%, fully franked, and a current price earnings ratio of less than five times?

14 August 2019
Aurizon's pulling its horns in and shareholders are happy

Memo to corporate treasurers: if you want to keep shareholders happy, there's nothing quite like an open ended share buyback, as shown this week by rail haulier Aurizon.

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