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Peter Switzer

Peter Switzer launched his own financial business 30 years ago. The Switzer Group has since grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing that creates written content as well as video and films, with its latest acquisition being the global brand Harper’s Bazaar, financial advice, insurance and business advice. Peter is an award-winning broadcaster, twice runner-up for the Best Current Affairs Commentator award for radio, behind broadcaster Alan Jones. He talks to Ben Fordham each morning on 2GB, as well as writing each day on switzer.com.au

3 May 2024
Powerful Treasurer handouts coming but will they push up inflation?

Around this time of year, we have upcoming budget leaks and some currently surfacing could have economic consequences and political implications. Let me explain…

2 May 2024
Do we need to help the RBA create a recession?

A finance academic has suggested that Australians help the Reserve Bank to beat inflation to reduce interest rates by cutting spending and creating a “DIY recession”!

1 May 2024
Treasurer Chalmers wants foreign money but not from every country

Treasurer Jim Chalmers will outline this filtering of foreign investors today as a support piece to the government’s Future Made in Australia Act.

30 April 2024
SUSSAN economics: job losses go with rate cuts. But how many and when?

Over the next three months, we need to see that the 13 rate rises are hurting the economy enough for the RBA to say that they’ll now go with a rate cut. Let me explain how this goes with that – or what I call Sussan Economics…

29 April 2024
Will unions and rising interest rates crush Albo's re-election plans?

Is Labor giving into the anti-competitive actions of unions that hurt productivity, push up costs and interest rates, and kill jobs?

26 April 2024
Has this inflation number set us up for multiple rate rises!

For anyone wanting a rate cut, the March quarter CPI number wasn’t good. Some economists have ruled out any cut this year, while one forecaster is tipping three rate rises!

24 April 2024
Today’s a taxing day for rate worriers

Pressure’s on. Will today’s inflation news bring us closer or push us further away from our first rate cut?

23 April 2024
Let taxing politicians lie

The PM and Treasurer could have lied but not enough voters could give a toss.

22 April 2024
Why are petrol prices unbelievably expensive?

Petrol prices are contributing to higher inflation and making it difficult for the RBA to cut interest rates. Why are these prices so elevated? And what can be done to fix this?

19 April 2024
Unemployment is rising and that’s a good thing

I can’t believe I’m saying that when unemployment went up in March, it was a relief! But here’s why I’m saying this…

18 April 2024
Gold’s glittering, so should you buy it?

Warren Buffett says about gold: “Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.” So, should you buy it?

17 April 2024
Game on: Woolworths-v-The Greens, with gaol time threatened

Better regulation and public exposure of big companies with excessive market power that wield it against the public interest, should be named and shamed. But gaol? Give me a break!

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