For What Its Worth

Labor's future of work

Federal Shadow Treasurer, Dr Jim Chalmers MP, joins InvestSMART's Chief Market Strategist Evan Lucas in this week's episode of For What It's Worth, to discuss the future of work in a digital world, what policy steps could be taken for long term sustainable economic growth in Australia, how we can get consumption going again and what the future of tax in Australia might look like.

24 Jul 2019 | Evan Lucas

Australia’s Infrastructure Revolution

Dr John Hewson AM ⁠— Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU and former Liberal opposition leader joins InvestSMART's Chief Market Strategist Evan Lucas in this week's episode of For What It's Worth, to discuss Australia’s ability to trade with China over the next two decades, Trump’s bombastic presidency and how Australia could undertake an Infrastructure Revolution if Canberra has the will.

15 Jul 2019 | Evan Lucas

The future of currency

This week on For What It's Worth, Steve Sammartino, Australia's leading futurist and keynote speaker, joins InvestSMART's Chief Market Strategist, Evan Lucas, to discuss the future of cryptocurrency, what impact big tech such as Facebook and Apple might have on the sector, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of fiat currency.

9 Jul 2019 | Evan Lucas

'Disrupting' Australia is a good thing

This week on For What It's Worth, InvestSMART's Chief Market Strategist Evan Lucas is joined by David Koch, Co-host of Sunrise, Chairman of Port Adelaide Football Club and finance aficionado, to discuss the joys of digital disruption in Australia and why it's driving investment, why the future of financial advice is digital, and David's international investment drive that saved Port Adelaide FC.

24 Jun 2019 | Evan Lucas

Globalisation – so last decade

In this episode of For What It's Worth, InvestSMART Chief Market Strategist Evan Lucas is joined by Joanne Masters, Chief Economist at Ernst & Young Oceania to discuss the current state of the labour market, if we’re ready for globalisation, whether property is set for a revival, and if GDP is set for a turnaround.

11 Jun 2019 | Evan Lucas

Victoria's 'fake' budget

In this episode of For What It's Worth, InvestSMART Chief Market Strategist Evan Lucas is joined by Crikey Founder, Journalist and Shareholder Activist Stephen Mayne where they discuss the beauty and hard truths of franking credits, why the ‘great monetary support’ from central banks could actually be a house of cards, and the federal versus state funding conundrum.

29 May 2019 | Evan Lucas

The government's home loan guarantee

In this episode of For What It's Worth, InvestSMART's Chief Market Strategist, Evan Lucas, and special guest Sophie Elsworth – National Personal Finance Writer at News Corp, discuss why Labor’s franking credits policy is likely to look different once the dust settles from the election, why ‘savers’ have more to lose from an interest rate cut than mortgage holders, and question whether you’d want the government as your guarantor on your home.

13 May 2019 | Evan Lucas

The buy now, pay later phenomenon

In this episode of For What It's Worth, InvestSMART's Chief Market Strategist, Evan Lucas, and special guest Brooke Corte, Presenter on Your Money, debate the buy now, pay later phenomenon and the age of instant gratification. They also explore the world of housing finance, question whether savers have been forgotten, and look at the impact that fees have on investment returns.

1 May 2019 | Evan Lucas

Should Australia become more Scandi?

In this episode of For What It's Worth, InvestSMART’s Chief Market Strategist, Evan Lucas, and Editor-in-Chief, Alan Kohler, debate the merit of a Scandinavian tax system and discuss the unique situation we find ourselves in with bonds and equities.

8 Apr 2019 | Evan Lucas

Are we heading towards a recession?

In this episode of For What It's Worth, 2GB's Steve Price joins InvestSMART's Chief Market Strategist Evan Lucas to debate whether money will be thrown around like confetti at the upcoming Federal Budget. They also query the impact of changes to franking credits, negative gearing and capital gains tax, and ultimately, question whether the nation is heading towards a recession.

20 Mar 2019 | Evan Lucas

Are all millennials socialists?

In this inaugural episode of For What It’s Worth, InvestSMART’s Editor-in-Chief Alan Kohler and Chief Market Strategist Evan Lucas engage in a rate debate, dig into the smashed avocado conundrum, and peer into Australia's tech set.

4 Mar 2019 | Alan Kohler