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.

A yearning for earning puts poor performers in danger

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Until recently annual results have been all about dividends ... now the market is back to focusing on profits.

What investors can learn from the Future Fund

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Though the Future Fund operates in a different sphere to any single investor, you can still substantially follow its principles, strategy and even some of its tactics.

Cutting through the sharemarket spin

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Investors must separate commentary from the facts.

Blue chips are the target as shorts tighten their grip on the ASX

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Short traders are getting more powerful … and you should know what they are doing.

Should Lucy Turnbull be running a stockmarket company?

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Watch: Pretending that it's business as usual when your partner is the PM is courting trouble.

Why our foreign ownership laws don't work

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Watch: Three recent episodes highlight the farcical nature of foreign buyer regulations in Australia.

Your 90-second guide to super changes

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Watch: Everything you need to know about what could happen to your superannuation, in a minute and a half.

How the super system is stacked against women

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Watch: James Kirby explains why Australia's women are sidelined when it comes to super.

Packer, De Niro and a Casino remake

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Watch: James Packer is hoping a change in focus for Crown's entertainment empire can keep his casinos ahead of the curve.

Look out behind you! The takeover torrent is coming

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Watch: Merger fever is here and five companies in particular look to be potential targets.

Should a PM have investments in the Cayman Islands?

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Watch: Anyone who thinks Malcolm Turnbull's tax arrangements are on the nose should first check if their own super fund is using a low tax jurisdiction.

Justin Timberlake, dodgy Volkswagens and your wallet

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Watch: Compensation claims stemming from VW's clean diesel debacle should be huge. Are you eligible for a payout?

The $200,000 car space: outrageous or an opportunity?

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Watch: When an inner-city parking spot becomes more expensive than a regional home, investors should start paying attention.

Is it time to kill off the 'regional banks'?

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Watch: The local brands of Australia's big four are fooling fewer customers each year, and may not even be improving group profits.

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.

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