The Royal Commission, Oil, Syria, Unfranked Yield, Market Rules, Oz Economy, Alfie, and more

It's a bumper edition this week and Alan Kohler starts by despondently noting that he's been writing about corruption in financial planning for 15 years, and pointing out that the way advisers charge for their services is the heart of the problem. The Clip – percentage fees – need to be abolished. AMP and the banks, now deserving national pariahs, have not hit bottom yet. Trump has done one of his early-morning tweets on oil, accusing OPEC of artificially boosting the price! Really? He’s only just realised that? Where was he in 1972? Also: Alan examines various aspects of the market trend, plus the Australian economy, some rules for investing and a list of unfranked yield stocks for if/when the ALP gets elected in Australia, in response to a Facebook question from Bev.

Last Night's Markets
The Royal Commission

Incentives

Unfranked Yield
The Meaning of Syria
Oil
Bob Farrell’s Rules
Why Dave’s Wrong
Oz Economy
Stocks and bonds
Blockchain Technology
Research and Diversions
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I hate to say I told you so, but … I told you so. I first started writing about the corruption in financial advice about 15 years ago, although at the time I was mainly complaining about the payment of sales commissions to advisers.

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