Owning GOLD, TECH vs. FANG – ft. Kanish Chugh from ETF Securities

iTunes – Spotify – Castbox – YouTube  *This episode was recorded remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, we apologise for any inconsistencies in audio quality. On this episode: Kanish Chugh, head of distribution at ETF Securities sat down with Owen Raszkiewicz on The Australian Investors Podcast to talk about owning gold, and using ETFs like GOLD, TECH & FANG. Timestamps: @3:15: The FANG+ ETF – an innovation-focused ETF that launched with almost perfect timing in 2020. Kanish explains why it’s so concentrated (10 stocks) and the types of expression or thematic FANG is trying to capture. @13:30: The case for gold & ETF Securities’ GOLD ETF – Australia’s largest gold ETF. Owen is a gold skeptic, so he plays the devil’s advocate. Kanish takes a few moments to try and debunk some of the common concerns which investors and traders have with owning gold in a portfolio. Kanish makes a good case, in particular explaining why GOLD … Read more

Ep 86. Kate & Owen’s 2020 wrapped (and personal finance gift ideas for Christmas!)

About this episode: Let’s talk Christmas – Kate’s favourite time of the year! Well it’s high time we wrap up 2020 and wave in the new year, we’re ready for a break over here! But before we do that, we wanted to share with you some of our highlights of 2020 both in the financial space and from our personal lives, to end the year on a high note. This is not a hard hitting episode filled with information on buying shares and the state of the economy, rather a light-hearted look back at the crazy year that’s been. It’s been challenging year for everyone, and it’s important to take some time out to reflect on everything that’s gone on and what you’re going to focus on next. Kate and Owen discuss their 2020 highlights, Christmas money saving ideas, potential gift ideas (including some great personal finance books) and talk … Read more

Ep 84. A basic income for everyone in Australia: is it possible? Ft. Steve Killelea

About this episode: In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, we bring you a truly fascinating and thought-provoking conversation with Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Killelea. We chat with Steve about the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI), how it works, and where it’s being tried and tested globally. Steve also spoke about his own personal journey to measure and understand global peace, the creation of the global peace index and why positive peace is essential to a thriving economy. Steve Killelea AM is a global philanthropist focused on peace and sustainable development, with a long, successful career in technology and international business development. Over the last two decades, Steve has applied his business skills to his many global philanthropic activities, established an internationally renowned global think tank, the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) and a private family charity, The Charitable Foundation, which now has over three million … Read more

Interview: How much is a life worth, with Peter Singer

About this episode: This episode of The Australian Investors Podcast is a little different but features a very special guest in Professor Peter Singer. This recording comes from our popular Australian Finance Podcast series, a series aimed at educating people to make the most of their finances and start investing. Kate Campbell, my co-host on the series, and I sat down to talk to Peter about what it costs to save a life. Specifically, we wanted to ask him how much it costs to save a life, how to identify the best charities to donate to do that and the simple ways we can determine an appropriate level of giving. The first half of the discussion is a little slower but I think you’ll thoroughly enjoy the entire conversation. Finally, if you’re on Facebook we recently launched a growing Australian community which talks about money, finance, investing and philosophy. You can … Read more

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