James Kirby

James is one of Australia’s most experienced financial journalists: He has held senior positions on The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Business and Finance in Dublin and The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.  A veteran of reporting on and analysing Australian corporations he wrote for Business Review Weekly before co-founding Eureka Report. He has written several business books, including biographies of Gerry Harvey and Richard Pratt. James is a regular commentator on radio and television.

Bank stocks: big, bruised and back in value

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Watch: Savvy investors should view this week's dramatic market movements as an opportunity to buy into the big four banks.

Investing in detention centres - is it for you?

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Watch: Ethical super funds are dumping stocks like Transfield on moral grounds, and beating the market in the process.

Interest-only home loans boom (should you?)

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Watch: If Australia's housing bubble bursts, the wave of investors snapping up interest-only loans could be the first to feel the pinch.

Commbank scorecard: shareholders 1, customers 0

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Watch: It's been another fantastic week for CBA's investors, but the story remains very different for the millions of Australians who trust the bank with their savings.

How to get a cheaper loan (the secret of credit scoring)

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Watch: 93% of Australians currently ignore this one easy tactic that could give you real leverage when negotiating a new loan.

Myer's mad moment

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Watch: Unfortunately for already disappointed shareholders, there's no turnaround in sight for the struggling department store under new CEO Richard Umbers.

Medibank Private: the float that shocked

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Watch: One of Australia's most anticipated recent IPOs has struggled to beat the market in its first year, what's held it back?

The next attack on investment property

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Watch: The Abbott government may be gunshy about a fight on negative gearing, but we may soon see a different key investment tax come under fire.

Three big changes coming for investment property

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Watch: Recent significant shifts in the property sector demand the attention of any Australian investor before diving in.

Why you can't believe the unemployment numbers

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Watch: ABS data has become so out of whack that neither investors nor job hunters have any clear idea of what's going on.

Greece: will it cost you money?

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Watch: Despite minimal local exposure to the Greek contagion, there are many ways that a Grexit could impact Australian investors.

Five sharemarket pointers to picking winners this year

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Watch: Smart investors should take note of the trends that emerged from the first half of 2015.

Five sharermarket pointers to picking winners this year

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Watch: Smart investors should take note of the trends that emerged from the first half of 2015.

Supermarkets shake-up: is Coles in trouble too?

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Watch: Turmoil at Woolworths should be seen as a warning for its chief competitor, not a reason to cheer.

Hockey's home buyer secrets

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Watch: The Treasurer may regret his comments about first home buyers, but there was a grain of truth hidden in his clumsy suggestion.

Kirby quizzes: Pulse Health

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Watch: James Kirby interviews Pulse Health CEO Phillipa Blakey about the growth potential of the private hospital operator.

Financial advice: dawn of the robots (and CPAs)

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Watch: Two new disruptions to Australia's financial advice sector could rescue investors from the regularly maligned services available today.

Confessions of a rich list researcher

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Watch: There's far more guesswork involved in determining the wealth of Australia's richest individuals than publishers have you believe.

Alarm bells ring on mortgage broking boom

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Watch: Australia's murky lending industry is set for a crackdown, and investors need to take note of the changes that will affect them.

The 90 second investor's guide to Budget 2015

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Australian investors need to take heed of three key trends that emerged from this week's budget announcement.

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