Central Banks
Central Banks
Why We Still Need the Bad Banks
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And the people offering these services and technologies are, for the most part, start-ups. These are ambitious companies trying to stay at the cutting edge of new finance. It’s fantastic for consumers. We now have more options than ever before.

What is Going on with the Big Banks Share Price?
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For over a year, shares in our big four banks have been trending down. Go back even further, and their share prices have barely moved in a decade. In May 2017, Australia’s largest bank (and biggest stock), Commonwealth Bank of Australia [ASX:CBA], got within a whisker of $88. Fast forward to June 2018, CBA’s share price traded below $68 — a fall of around 23%. It’s not just CBA feeling the pinch, though.

What Happened to NAB’s Share Price This Morning?
NAB's share price rise

National Australia Bank Limited [ASX:NAB] dropped today by 1.27% ($0.35). As expected, due to the ongoing investigations conducted through the Royal Banking Commission, NAB has experienced a high level of volatility within the last 12 months. Stories of bad behaviour seem to be everywhere we turn.

How Do You Feel About Tax Cuts?
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull may be one step closer to passing corporate tax cuts. This comes after One Nation’s Senator, Pauline Hanson, backflipped and announced she would back the company tax plan. Ms Hanson struck a deal with the Turnbull government. But what does this tax cut plan mean for Aussie businesses and workers?

How Far Do You Trust the Fed?
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It was a truly nightmare week on the markets. If you trust the US Fed to be able to smoothly unwind its emergency low-interest rate policy without crashing a market bloated on low rate-driven investment, then you probably aren’t worried. If you don’t have that much faith in the Fed, you might see them as having painted themselves into a corner.