Investment analysts, commentators, educators and others

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These people and organisations in the finance and investment industries educate, research or analyse investing, financial and economic data. They might operate in broad or specific industries and markets. They might be well known in the media and in the finance and investing industries, and include:

  • economists
  • financial planners
  • journalists, or
  • others with some form of financial qualification

Their marketing spiel, below, is prefaced “They/She/He says”in “quotation marks” (we don’t warrant that they actually deliver on what they say!).

Their free stuff is in bold at the end.

We rate ‘gurus’ but not these ‘experts’. I show you if I’ve got a paid subscription to them.

Investing Blogs

Here are some investing Blogs where analysts, commentators and gurus from all of our investing areas, that might interest you:

Ross Greenwood
Specialities: Financial journalist, Stock markets
He says: “is the Nine Network’s business and finance editor, and hosts Sydney’s top-rating radio program, Money News, for 2GB each evening. He appears daily on the Today Show – notably for his Money Minute – and Nine News. He  is the former host of Nine’s flagship current affairs programs Sunday and Business Sunday. Before joining Nine, Ross was editor-in-chief of the British … Read more »
Daily Worth (USA)
Specialities: Women, Women and investing, Women financial media
They say: “is the leading financial media company for women. Do women really need their own money advice? We think so, as do our one million-plus subscribers. Most publications about money focus mostly on stocks and markets (and male readers). Women, however, have a more expansive interest in money, which includes how it affects our careers, relationships, children and communities. … Read more »
HomeGuru
Specialities: Free Reports, Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “was developed to assist you in making these decisions by bringing information directly to you by way of a fast and effective marketplace. HomeGuru was founded by like minded individuals from the real estate, finance and online media industries to bring you unrestricted access to real estate related information, saving you time, money and, above all, frustration” Read more »
Grattan Institute
Specialities: Free Reports, Productivity, Public policy, Think Tank
Their reports and most of their events are free and can be viewed online.”They say: “is an independent think tank dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future … formed in 2008 in response to a widespread view in government and business that Australia needed a non-partisan think tank providing independent, rigorous and practical solutions to some of … Read more »
Stratfor
Specialities: Forecasting, Strategic analysis
“is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments. We have two core offerings: Online subscriptions and custom consulting services. Subscribers gain a thorough understanding of world events through full access to our … Read more »
Ross Gittins
Specialities: Economics, Economist, Financial journalist
He says: “is the Economics Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and an Economic Columnist for The Age. For 40 years he has had a ringside seat as the Australian economy has gone through radical change. He’s covered 40 budgets and 16 elections and watched 13 treasurers and eight prime ministers wrestle with boom and recession, debts and deficits. He … Read more »
Michael Pascoe
Specialities: Economics, Financial journalist
He says: “is one of Australia’s most experienced and thoughtful finance and economics commentators with four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism, covering the full gamut of economic and business issues, as well as occasionally straying into more whimsical matters of the human condition. Despite being a reporter of the “dismal science”, he maintains a sense of humour and … Read more »
Listen Money Matters (USA)
Specialities: Debt, Financial education, Free membership, Investing courses, Wealth creation
They say: “we want to share the journey to financial independence with you. Here’s a little about what we want to do. We live in a world where most people graduate from high school with little education in how to manage their money. Given that most of us are destined to earn money, lacking basic personal finance knowledge is more … Read more »
Savings Guide
Specialities: Financial education
They say: “is Australia’s leading personal finance blog on how to save money.” Read more »
Australian Property Forum
Specialities: Forum, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “is an Australian economics and finance forum dedicated to discussion of Australian and global real estate markets, including Aussie house prices, global house prices, housing affordability, and the likelihood of a global house price crash or Australian house price crash.” Read more »
Australian Investors Association
Specialities: Property Investing, Shares, Stock markets, Wealth creation
They say: “Is a non-profit organisation which exists for one purpose: to help our members become more successful long-term investors. We protect and advance the interests of Australian investors across all types of investments and asset classes. We are Australia’s leading national, not-for-profit, independent association of investors. We are dedicated to helping all self-directed investors achieve their goals through education, … Read more »
They say: ” … established as a not-for-profit organisation in 1960 to protect and advance the interests of investors. [It] has been successful in raising the standard of corporate governance in Australian companies. [It] continues to press for improvements in transparency and accountability in … company performance, executive remuneration, treatment of minority shareholders, risk management and dividend policy. The ASA … Read more »
PropertyChat (was Somersoft Property Investment Forums)
Specialities: Forum, Property Investing, Real Estate Education
They say: “provide a way that property investors can learn about property investment from fellow investors … the forum is a place for investors to: Discuss property investment issues in general; Share reviews and recommendations on a wide variety of investment resources and services (everything from events, books, software, websites, sources of finance, property-accountants, etc); Help each other evaluate property investment … Read more »
Michael Lewis
Specialities: Economics, Financial journalist, Stock markets
He says:  “has published many books on various subjects, all but one of them New York Times best sellers. His most recent works are Flash Boys, The Big Short, and Boomerang, narratives set in the global financial crisis … Moneyball, [is] a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. Both of his books about sports became movies, nominated for Academy … Read more »
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Specialities: Demographics, Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “is a national not-for-profit independent network organisation that funds, conducts, disseminates and tailors high quality research on: housing, homelessness, cities, Indigenous, to inform the policies and practices of governments, industry and the community sector, and to stimulate debate in the broader Australian community.” Read more »
PropertyChat – investing forums
Specialities: Financial education, Forum, Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Education, Social Network
Is a new site launched in June 2015 built by the group who built and managed Somersoft Investing Forums. PC’s aims are like those of Somersoft They say: “to provide a way that property investors can learn about property investment from fellow investors … the forum is a place for investors to: Discuss property investment issues in general; Share reviews and … Read more »
Barbara Drury
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist
She says: “[has] more than 20 years experience as a business journalist specialising in personal finance and investment. I currently write regularly for The SMH/The Age Money section, magazines and financial newsletters. Author of Sorting out your Finances For Dummies, co-author of Investing for Dummies with James Kirby and The Fairfax Experience with Fred Hilmer. I have worked as a staff reporter for The … Read more »
Search Investment Properties
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “find, evaluate, compare and secure online” Read more »
Simple Home Invest
Specialities: Property Investing, Real Estate Data
They say: “is one of Australia’s leading property investment specialists, with over a decade of experience, having helped hundreds become property investors. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to take control of their financial future, and to achieve greater financial security. Sadly, many Australians are forced to retire on the pension, unable to achieve many of their financial and lifestyle goals. But it … Read more »
realestateview.com.au
Specialities: Real Estate Data
They say: “was first launched in 2001 and has fast become one of Australia’s leading real estate portals. We’re a passionate group of real estate people, who understand that buying and selling property is an emotional experience, as important in many ways as the other great milestones of life. And finding rental accommodation can be hard; particularly these days when there … Read more »
Christopher Joy
Specialities: Economics, Economist, Finance expert, Investment Blog
He says: “Real-time, stream-of-consciousness insights on financial markets, economics, policy, housing, politics, and anything else that captures my interest.  Christopher is a director and strategic advisor to a number of funds management and financial services companies. In 2009 The Australian newspaper selected Chris as one of Australia’s top 10 “Emerging Leaders” in its economics category. In 2007 Chris was selected by … Read more »
.id
Specialities: Demography, Local government, Population, Property research, Real Estate Data, Urban planners
They say:  ‘[their] team of population experts combine an in-depth knowledge of people and places with interactive web applications to help organisations decide where and when to locate their services to meet changing needs.’ Read more »
MacroBusinessSuperblog
Specialities: Business, Economics, Financial education, Investment Blog
They say: “is Australia’s leading business and investment blog. It’s mission is to bridge the gulf between the Australian business media and reality… That this gap exists without the heavy-hand of a dictator is testament to the power of vested interests, monopolies, weak government, closed ideologies and a perennial culture of populism. In effect, it means our leadership class can make … Read more »
Onthehouse
Specialities: Find property, Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “is Australia’s only real estate website that combines historical property data and Guesstimate values with what’s now on the market to buy or rent. Our reports allow you to research the sales history of a property, analyse comparative properties and monitor the performance of your properties over time. You can participate in property value discussions by “claiming” a … Read more »
Regional Australia Institute
Specialities: Economics, Public policy, Real Estate Data, Regional areas
They say: “exists to create a vibrant future for regional Australia – for the benefit of all Australians … [it] is an independent, not-for-profit organisation developing real solutions to key policy issues through research and an ongoing conversation with the Australian community.” They rank regional government areas in  insight  by comparing their competitiveness in the categories of: Institutions; Infrastructure and Essential … Read more »
Real Estate Investment Information Australia
Specialities: Property Investing, Property investing training and education, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “Real Estate Investment Info Australia. Resources for Property Investors, Training, Tools” Associate/affiliate: Real Estate Investar   Read more »
Real Estate Investar
Specialities: Property investing tools, Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “[are] developers of revolutionary software and tools for property investors … we are property investors ourselves. Using state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team of property investment experts, we designed Real Estate Investar to simplify the complex process of investment in real estate. The real estate investing software, tools and information you’ll find on this website will empower you to make educated … Read more »
SQM Research
Specialities: Property research, Property research tools, Real Estate Data
They say: “is an independent property advisory and forecasting research house which specialises in providing accurate property related advice, research and data to financial institutions, property developers and real estate investors … Property market mispricing is rampant. Each day there are hundreds of transactions completed where either a buyer has overpaid or a seller has undersold. Each year there are … Read more »
Home Sold Price
Specialities: Real Estate Data
They say: “[is] a free home sold price website, automatically collecting data from many sources, providing a clear and data-rich interface to the home buyers, who are eagerly get more information to support their important decision. Education is very important to children, the quality of the schools nearby is the key factor the house price. Thus, we provide school search … Read more »
realestate.com.au (REA)
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “… attracting an average of 18.6 million visitors each month … Owned and operated by ASX-listed REA Group (REA:ASX), [it] can be accessed from your computer, smartphones … If you’re after the number one place for all things property, you’ve come to the right spot. From renting or sharing, buying an existing home, new homes and land estates – … Read more »
Domain.com
Specialities: Free Reports, Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “is part of the Fairfax Media Network and is one of Australia’s leading destinations for property seekers. We provide tools and information for buyers, sellers and renters Australia wide – and a highly qualified audience for advertisers. Domain can be accessed on your mobile, at Domain.com.au and in over 200 metropolitan, regional and community newspapers …” A handy … Read more »
PriceFinder
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
Free (useful) PriceFinderFlyover. They say: “is an online property search application offering a range of tools to assist in generating timely information for all residential, commercial and rural properties. PriceFinder was first launched in 2004 in Queensland quickly becoming a major force for property information and mapping solutions and is the preferred supplier for many real estate franchises, independent real estate … Read more »
Homesales.com.au
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “is the Real Estate arm of carsales.com Ltd launched in 2009 as a dedicated residential real estate site. Since then the site has grown to feature Australia–wide For Sale, For Rent and Investment inventory. [it] provides buyers, renters and investors with hundreds of thousands properties to choose from.” Read more »
Australian Georgist Forum
Specialities: Economics, Real Estate Data
They say: “is a place to learn about (or argue with) the Georgist economic paradigm, which recognizes the unique economic properties of land —locational value, community-created value, fixed supply, zero cost of production, non-zero cost of acquisition — unlike the dominant neo-classical economic paradigm, which treats land as a form of capital, notwithstanding that other assets classified as capital have radically different economic properties — replacement value, privately-created value, expandable supply,non-zero cost … Read more »
MoneySmart
Specialities: Financial education, Free Reports
Is a website run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help people make the most of their money. Loads of free, super useful stuff, especially Investing Between the Flags that covers Managing your Money| Borrowing and Credit| Superannuation and Retirement| Investing| Scams| Life Events and You| Teaching| Tools and Resources (eg Budget Planner and Calculators: Savings Goals, Superannuation, Mortgage, Credit Card, … Read more »
Lowy Institute
Specialities: Economics, International trends, Think Tank
They say: “is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia’s leading think tank, it provides high – quality research and distinctive perspectives on the international trends shaping Australia and the world….[it] hosts speeches by leading national and international figures and holds conferences to discuss key global issues. It aims to deepen the international policy … Read more »
The Motley Fool
Specialities: Financial Adviser, Financial education, Investing, Investing advice, Stock markets
Free investing website, commentary and newsletter. Cons: They are prolific and persistent marketers, so if you want to subscribe, particularly to their premium memberships – carefully check out if they suit your needs. Investing forums such as InvestChat often have personal experiences of other investors. They claim: “At The Motley Fool, our purpose is to help Australians invest — better … … Read more »
Talking Trading
Specialities: Financial journalist, Free trading information, Share trading, Shares
They say: “You need ongoing, current, cutting edge trading information. Without this focus, you’ll fall behind and slip into the abyss of mediocre traders who never quite make it to the top. Financial journalist, Caroline Stephen, as well as traders Chris Tate and Louise Bedford realise this. They are also aware that there is a huge desire for free information to help … Read more »
Whirlpool
Specialities: Internet, Social Network, Technology
They say: “is a fully independent community website, run by a team of unpaid volunteers, devoted to keeping the public informed about the state of internet access in Australia … it has become the premier destination for users seeking Australian broadband Internet resources. As well as its rich source of broadband news and information, Whirlpool boasts one of Australia’s largest … Read more »
Women’s Agenda
Specialities: Social Network, Women, Women in business, Women in leadership, Women in media, Women on boards
They say: “is the digital destination for career-minded women, where women (and men) help women achieve. We support women in business, women on boards, women in media, women in leadership and all aspirational women in the workplace.” Read more »
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Specialities: Economics, Free Reports, Property research, Statistics
They say: “We can help you to understand and use statistics to make informed decisions. Along with our free statistics, we also provide related information and services on a wide range of economic, social matters and environmental matters.”   Read more »
Choice
Specialities: Consumer advice, Consumer advocate
They say: “Independent and transparent, CHOICE was founded in 1959 with one clear mission: to ensure the consumer voice is heard loudly and clearly. CHOICE empowers consumers to get the most out of all their purchasing decisions by providing a mix of advocacy and advice. We’re constantly looking out for misleading or unhelpful practices that stop you from getting the best deal. The … Read more »
Karina Barrymore
Specialities: Financial journalist, Property Investing
She says: ‘has been a finance journalist for almost 25 years. She currently works for the Herald Sun and spent 12 years as a senior property writer for The Australian Financial Review. She also practises what she preaches, with personal experience in buying, selling, advising, building and renovating property – her first love.  (Book) The Power of Property: Securing Your Future … Read more »
Steve Keen
Specialities: Economics, Financial education
They Wikepedia (best summary BiG could find!)say: “is an Australian-born economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. The major influences on Keen’s thinking about economics include John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx,Hyman Minsky, Piero Sraffa, Augusto Graziani, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, and François Quesnay. Hyman Minsky’s Financial Instability Hypothesis forms the main basis of his major … Read more »
FatCat
Specialities: Financial journalist, Investing, Money, Mortgages, Personal finances, Shares, Stock markets, Wealth creation
All information free, including a weekly newsletter. They say: “is produced by a team of journalists who’ve been writing about money and personal finance for Australian investors for years. Many of our writers are well-recognised names in Australia, as either Editors of the big print publications, authors and journalists. Since our specialty is personal finance and money, you’re in good … Read more »
Flying Solo
Specialities: Business, Business advice, Business network, Free membership, Small Business Directory
 They say: “Home to a thriving community of over 55,000 solo and micro businesses, Flying Solo is a source of information, advice and inspiration for Australian business owners.” Read more »
Vanessa Stoykov
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist, Free Reports, Investing advice
She says: “With over two decades of experience in the wealth creation space, Vanessa Stoykov is a highly respected finance industry thought leader. Vanessa is the Founder of No More Practice Education, a leading online financial education hub, Founder and Chief Executive of production house Evolution Media Group, creator of the Channel Nine’s Learn from the Money Masters: The Investment Series, … Read more »
HouseNet
Specialities: Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Education, Social Network, Women
They say: “is a social network for Australian residential real estate and property… for homeowners, investors, tenants, and the business people who serve them. People use Housenet to find the right professional or service provider, to share property documents securely, to get industry tips, the latest news, and to grow their business. [It] … offers a new, viral platform for listing … Read more »
Business Chicks
Specialities: Business, Property Investing, Wealth creation, Women
They say: “At Business Chicks we believe that great stuff happens when women come together to uplift and inspire each other. When we stop competing, and start lending a hand. When we give of ourselves and our expertise so that others can benefit from it. We imagine a world where women feel part of something bigger than themselves, and a … Read more »
Noel Whittaker
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist, Investing, Money, Personal finances, Property Investing
Free newsletter. They say: “Is Australia’s Financial Wizard of Oz … [He] writes … in the Sunday Mail … the Courier Mail [and] … by some strange magic … has the entire Australian continent covered. He also writes in Australian Doctor magazine … hear Noel on Fairfax radio and see him on Channel 10 … He has written 20 bestselling … Read more »
David Koch
Specialities: Business advice, Financial journalist, Money, Personal finances
He says: “[has] co-hosted … Sunrise, since 2001. He [and wife Libby] is the personal finance commentator for the weekly Your Money section of News Limited newspapers and a columnist with New Idea … is the host of … [the]small business program, Kochie’s Business Builders, on channel 7… [he] created Personal Investment magazine … [and] Money Management newspaper and My Business magazine … For the … Read more »
Rob Balanada
Company: Clauses made simple
Specialities: Property Investing, Property law, Real Estate Education
They say: “Smart Questions Property Investors Must Ask Their Solicitor (book). Rob is a partner in the Gold Coast based law firm MBA Lawyers. He is a highly regarded educator of property investors and estate agents and the author of the “Made Simple” series of books and CD’s.  I have been a solicitor since 1978 and this substantial experience has … Read more »
John Abernethy
Company: Clime Asset Management
Specialities: Fund manager
They say: “(formerly Loftus Capital Partners) was established in 1996, founder John Abernethy was responsible for advising some of the highest net worth Australians on their investments and managing their portfolios on their behalf. Since then, Clime has continued to outperform and excel in the world of investing. Our adherence to our proven absolute return focused, value investing methodology and our … Read more »
CoreLogic
Company: CoreLogic
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “is the largest provider of property information, analytics and property-related risk management services in Australia and New Zealand. “ Read more »
CuffeLinks
Company: CuffeLinks
Specialities: Investing newsletter
They say: “is a financial newsletter providing content written by financial market professionals with experience in investing, wealth management, superannuation, banking, academia and financial advice. We share both the knowledge and the battle scars of market experts in an independent community of investors. Ideas and insights are presented from an informed and impartial point of view, without pushing products or … Read more »
Bruce Brammal
Company: Debt Man
Specialities: Business, Financial Adviser, Free Ebook, Property Investing
He says: “Debt Man, aka Bruce Brammall, is a professional financial adviser. You can make an appointment with him for a free two-hour assessment of your financial needs … He also is a sought-after media commentator. You can read him in News Ltd papers (Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, Courier-Mail and the Advertiser), in Alan Kohler’s Eureka Report and in The … Read more »
Margaret Lomas
Company: Destiny Financial Solutions
Specialities: Financial Adviser, Property Investing, Real Estate Education
They say: “has always been a pioneer in the Property Investment Industry. We were the first to introduce a financial planning based model for property investors, and it didn’t take long for many others to follow suit. Now it’s time for us to again make inroads into the future, and in recognition of the busy lives our clients lead we … Read more »
evocities
Company: evocities
Specialities: Regional areas, Town planning
They say: “seven of NSW’s leading regional cities have united to form the Evocities campaign and encourage people to live, work and invest in an Evocity…. Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga.” Read more »
Fat Prophets
Company: Fat Prophets
Specialities: Free Reports, Investing advice, Shares, Stock markets
Free Equities Report. They say: “was founded in 2000 by Sydney stockbroker Angus Geddes. The company has since grown to become an internationally recognised and trusted financial services brand. From modest beginnings in Australia, Fat Prophets has expanded the foot print to include offices in Sydney, London and Auckland. There are three main pillars to the Fat Prophets success story: 1. We … Read more »
Jeremy Grantham
Company: GMO
Specialities: Economics, Environment, Finance expert, Financial forecasting, Global warming, Investing advice, Resources, Shares, Stock markets
They say: “co-founded GMO in 1977 and is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, serving as the firm’s chief investment strategist. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr. Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of several claims to being first. He began his investment career as an economist with Royal … Read more »
Terry Ryder
Company: Hotspotting
Specialities: Free membership, Property location reports, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “Discover real estate hotspots in Australia with Hotspotting online reports. Hotspotting is in the business of helping others realise their dreams of making wise investment choices based on real estate locations. Our up-to-date Australian property market analysis reports give investors a critical edge by identifying real estate hotspots with solid market data to back up our selections. Discover … Read more »
Phil Ruthven
Company: IBISWorld
Specialities: Business, Business data, Business research, Economics, Free Reports, Productivity
Free monthly newsletter including profiles on topical industries and companies. They say: “Where knowledge is power! We are Australia’s richest source of business information. We provide independent, accurate, comprehensive, and up to date research on over 500 industries, including statistics, analysis and forecasts. We also have reports on Australia’s top 2000 companies.”  Read more »
InvestChat (previously investEd)
Company: InvestChat
Specialities: Financial education, Forum, Real Estate Education, Shares, Wealth creation
They say: “[is] a community for investors in Australia to share knowledge, learn together and support each other in their wealth creation endeavours. InvestChat covers all aspects of investing, but specialises in financial planning, portfolio construction, discussion of managed funds and ETFs, using property and shares together in a complementary portfolio and structures such as trusts and self managed super funds … Read more »
Investopedia (USA)
Company: Investopedia
Specialities: Financial education, Investing courses
They claim: ‘Investopedia is the world’s leading source of financial content on the web, with more than 30 million unique visitors and 90 million page views each month. Wholly owned by IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, trusted and actionable … Read more »
Paul Clithero
Company: ipac
Specialities: Business, Business advice, Business coach, Finance expert, Financial Adviser, Investing advice, Portfolio management
They say: “is Chairman, the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board Executive Director, ipac securities … a company he founded in 1983 with four partners. ipac manages more than $13 billion for clients. Paul is one of Australia’s leading media commentators on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. His books have sold more than … Read more »
Neil Jenman
Company: Jenman Ethics in Real Estate
Specialities: Consumer advocate, Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “is a well-known national commentator on property issues … he sold his real estate training business in 2005. Neil now focuses on investigative writing, consumer advocacy and the accreditation of agents through the Jenman Approved concept” Jenman Mission Statement   Read more »
Bernard Salt
Company: KPMG Demographics
Specialities: Business, Demographics, Finance expert, Financial forecasting
They say: “is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community. He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics. Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and broader demographic matters. He is … Read more »
Michael Matusik
Company: Matusik Property Insights
Specialities: Free Reports, Property Investing, Property research, Residential property
“After 25years & over 550 projects, we know what works & what doesn’t when it comes to new residential. All our work -… starts with our critique of the residential project in question. We don’t write suburb or area overviews. Nobody is buying the suburb. Buyers are purchasing real estate. So our consultancy advice & advocacy work is in lockstep … Read more »
Kris Sayce
Company: Money Morning
Specialities: Business advice, Financial Adviser, Free membership, Wealth creation
They say: “Australia’s most outspoken financial news service – Money Morning – isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. From calling politicians out on the big issues, to taking the mighty housing industry on single handedly, Money Morning exists to cut through the hype and BS and help you make sense of the stories that REALLY make a difference to … Read more »
Peter Thornhill
Company: Motivated Money
Specialities: Financial education, Free newsletter, Shares
They say: “Gives people the knowledge to make informed investment decisions. Peter helps people achieve an exciting dream in a very boring way … ‘I prefer the safety and security of the sharemarket to risky assets like term deposits.'” Read more »
John Menadue
Company: Pearls and Irritations
Specialities: Business advice, Economics, Financial journalist, Strategic analysis
He says: “Pearls and Irritations is influential and widely read, with outstanding authors writing about important current events.There are no sponsors and subscriptions are free. Our editors and authors are independent, dedicated and generous. [John]has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) … Read more »
Kevin Turner
Company: Real Estate Talk
Specialities: Property Investing, Real Estate Education
They say: “Your trusted voice for property investing. Tune in anywhere, anytime … Each week [we] present a property investment audio show – we’re like Internet Radio. Australia’s most respected real estate investing experts give tips on wealth creation … topics like property investment, property development (helping you understand the process), cash flow positive properties, negative gearing and finance (so … Read more »
John Edwards
Company: Residex
Specialities: Property Investing, Real Estate Data, Valuations
They say: “provides a whole suit of property information to users in the housing and finance industries. [It] is … the leading supplier of automated valuation models to the banking industry, provides residential property price estimations and trend data to government and private enterprise, propensity modelling to large corporations and property forecasting to institutions and personal investors.” Read more »
Christopher Joyce
Company: Rismark International
Specialities: Financial Adviser, Property Investing, Property investing strategies, Property research
They say: “Is a funds management and advisory business that has expertise in the execution of sophisticated real estate research and investment strategies.” Read more »
Southbank Investment Research
Company: Southbank Investment Research
Specialities: Financial education, Financial forecasting, Investing newsletter, Wealth creation
They claim: “we believe that you are the best person to decide how to manage your money and your future. Our newsletters each offer a different strategy to help you do that. Whether you’re investing for the long term, want to trade for a sizeable return in the short to medium term or require an immediate income, we have you … Read more »
Peter Switzer
Company: Switzer Home Loans
Specialities: Business advice, Finance expert, Financial education, Free Ebook, Free membership, Home loans, Property Investing, Property research, Shares, Wealth creation
Free eBook: “12 Step Money Makeover” They say: Switzer Home Loans and Switzer TV “A comprehensive online portal for retail investors and small business owners… [as] one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators … [we] cut through the clutter …  in business and financial media … and give you the information you need to make the right decisions in relation to … superannuation … Read more »
Alan Kohler
Company: The Constant Investor
Specialities: Business, Economics, Finance expert, Financial education, Financial journalist, Free trial, Property Investing, Shares
They claim: ‘The Constant Investor promises to: To deliver a weekly analysis of investment markets and the domestic and global economies that won’t always be right, but we’ll constantly strive for accuracy, independence and be more or less complete. In other words, it’s all you will need. To provide you with investment ideas and education that will help in the endless … Read more »
Vanessa Stoykov
Company: The Investment Series
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist, Financial media, Free online resources, Investing
They claim: ‘Watch real investors learn from the experts on how to make the most of their investments and get a better understanding of how you too can think like an investor. Learn Kick-start your financial learning by exploring our range of unique lessons designed to demystify investing and build your financial knowledge. Explore Meet some of the top experts in the … Read more »
Alice LeMessurier
Company: The Investment Stylist
Specialities: Business network, Financial education, Financial journalist, Investing courses, Investment Blog, Shares, Women and investing, Women financial media
They say: ‘[is] A place where women and wealth meet. Alice LeMessurier founded The Investment Stylist in 2011 to nourish her passion to break down the wall between the financial industry and women. Alice’s vision is to empower women to confront their financial situation and to provide the tools they need to achieve financial independence and a financially secure future.’ MEET … Read more »
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Company: The Money Mentor Way
Specialities: Financial journalist, Free Reports, Money, Personal finances, Wealth creation
Free: Step 1 of The 12 Step Prosperity Plan. They say: “is an internationally renowned money mentor and financial author … (her regular TV segments include Channel 7’s The Morning Show, Daily Edition, Sunrise, Today Tonight, and Channel 9’s Weekend Today show). A qualified financial planner, Nicole is the author of two plain-English books on making money: Double your wealth and halve your worries and Halve your debt and double your … Read more »
Peter Koulizos
Company: The Property Professor
Specialities: Property location reports, Property research, Real Estate Data, Real Estate Education
They say: “lectures in Property Investment for Tafe SA, Uni SA and also in the Property Investment course for Property Planning Australia across the country. Even though Peter is not an academically titled ‘Professor’, his extensive research writing and teaching in property means his cheeky use of the title the “Property Professor” is justified! His focus is on providing independent information and education … Read more »
Under the Radar Report
Company: Under the Radar Report
Specialities: Shares, Small cap companies, Stock market reports
They say: “Under the Radar Report is an independent niche research house which produces research newsletters for investors on the ASX. We are paid by our subscribers and are incentivized by our subscribers making money from our research and re-subscribing. And that’s what our subscribers do. Our analysts scour the ASX for dynamic small companies (small caps) that we believe … Read more »
John Lindeman
Company: Understand Property
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “is a popular and respected author, commentator and presenter on the nature and dynamics of the Australian residential property market. His years of successful investment experience and professional research into the housing market are distilled in his landmark publication, Mastering the Australian Housing Market…” … “[Our] approach is to directly estimate future demand levels, because we understand that population … Read more »
Pete Wargent
Company: WargentAdvisory
Specialities: Buyers agent, Finance expert, Real Estate Data
They say: “focuses on delivering a tailored approach to property search and purchase in Australia and the UK, with particular focus on Sydney, Brisbane, London and Manchester. … is an Australian consultancy firm advising hedge funds and institutional investors. He specialises in the analysis, dynamics, and impacts of Australian household debt, construction trends, and real estate market cycles. Maintaining a comprehensive … Read more »
Ross Greenwood
Specialities: Financial journalist, Stock markets
He says: “is the Nine Network’s business and finance editor, and hosts Sydney’s top-rating radio program, Money News, for 2GB each evening. He appears daily on the Today Show – notably for his Money Minute – and Nine News. He  is the former host of Nine’s flagship current affairs programs Sunday and Business Sunday. Before joining Nine, Ross was editor-in-chief of the British … Read more »
Daily Worth (USA)
Specialities: Women, Women and investing, Women financial media
They say: “is the leading financial media company for women. Do women really need their own money advice? We think so, as do our one million-plus subscribers. Most publications about money focus mostly on stocks and markets (and male readers). Women, however, have a more expansive interest in money, which includes how it affects our careers, relationships, children and communities. … Read more »
HomeGuru
Specialities: Free Reports, Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “was developed to assist you in making these decisions by bringing information directly to you by way of a fast and effective marketplace. HomeGuru was founded by like minded individuals from the real estate, finance and online media industries to bring you unrestricted access to real estate related information, saving you time, money and, above all, frustration” Read more »
Grattan Institute
Specialities: Free Reports, Productivity, Public policy, Think Tank
Their reports and most of their events are free and can be viewed online.”They say: “is an independent think tank dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future … formed in 2008 in response to a widespread view in government and business that Australia needed a non-partisan think tank providing independent, rigorous and practical solutions to some of … Read more »
Stratfor
Specialities: Forecasting, Strategic analysis
“is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments. We have two core offerings: Online subscriptions and custom consulting services. Subscribers gain a thorough understanding of world events through full access to our … Read more »
Ross Gittins
Specialities: Economics, Economist, Financial journalist
He says: “is the Economics Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and an Economic Columnist for The Age. For 40 years he has had a ringside seat as the Australian economy has gone through radical change. He’s covered 40 budgets and 16 elections and watched 13 treasurers and eight prime ministers wrestle with boom and recession, debts and deficits. He … Read more »
Michael Pascoe
Specialities: Economics, Financial journalist
He says: “is one of Australia’s most experienced and thoughtful finance and economics commentators with four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism, covering the full gamut of economic and business issues, as well as occasionally straying into more whimsical matters of the human condition. Despite being a reporter of the “dismal science”, he maintains a sense of humour and … Read more »
Listen Money Matters (USA)
Specialities: Debt, Financial education, Free membership, Investing courses, Wealth creation
They say: “we want to share the journey to financial independence with you. Here’s a little about what we want to do. We live in a world where most people graduate from high school with little education in how to manage their money. Given that most of us are destined to earn money, lacking basic personal finance knowledge is more … Read more »
Savings Guide
Specialities: Financial education
They say: “is Australia’s leading personal finance blog on how to save money.” Read more »
Australian Property Forum
Specialities: Forum, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “is an Australian economics and finance forum dedicated to discussion of Australian and global real estate markets, including Aussie house prices, global house prices, housing affordability, and the likelihood of a global house price crash or Australian house price crash.” Read more »
Australian Investors Association
Specialities: Property Investing, Shares, Stock markets, Wealth creation
They say: “Is a non-profit organisation which exists for one purpose: to help our members become more successful long-term investors. We protect and advance the interests of Australian investors across all types of investments and asset classes. We are Australia’s leading national, not-for-profit, independent association of investors. We are dedicated to helping all self-directed investors achieve their goals through education, … Read more »
They say: ” … established as a not-for-profit organisation in 1960 to protect and advance the interests of investors. [It] has been successful in raising the standard of corporate governance in Australian companies. [It] continues to press for improvements in transparency and accountability in … company performance, executive remuneration, treatment of minority shareholders, risk management and dividend policy. The ASA … Read more »
PropertyChat (was Somersoft Property Investment Forums)
Specialities: Forum, Property Investing, Real Estate Education
They say: “provide a way that property investors can learn about property investment from fellow investors … the forum is a place for investors to: Discuss property investment issues in general; Share reviews and recommendations on a wide variety of investment resources and services (everything from events, books, software, websites, sources of finance, property-accountants, etc); Help each other evaluate property investment … Read more »
Michael Lewis
Specialities: Economics, Financial journalist, Stock markets
He says:  “has published many books on various subjects, all but one of them New York Times best sellers. His most recent works are Flash Boys, The Big Short, and Boomerang, narratives set in the global financial crisis … Moneyball, [is] a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. Both of his books about sports became movies, nominated for Academy … Read more »
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
Specialities: Demographics, Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “is a national not-for-profit independent network organisation that funds, conducts, disseminates and tailors high quality research on: housing, homelessness, cities, Indigenous, to inform the policies and practices of governments, industry and the community sector, and to stimulate debate in the broader Australian community.” Read more »
PropertyChat – investing forums
Specialities: Financial education, Forum, Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Education, Social Network
Is a new site launched in June 2015 built by the group who built and managed Somersoft Investing Forums. PC’s aims are like those of Somersoft They say: “to provide a way that property investors can learn about property investment from fellow investors … the forum is a place for investors to: Discuss property investment issues in general; Share reviews and … Read more »
Barbara Drury
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist
She says: “[has] more than 20 years experience as a business journalist specialising in personal finance and investment. I currently write regularly for The SMH/The Age Money section, magazines and financial newsletters. Author of Sorting out your Finances For Dummies, co-author of Investing for Dummies with James Kirby and The Fairfax Experience with Fred Hilmer. I have worked as a staff reporter for The … Read more »
Search Investment Properties
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “find, evaluate, compare and secure online” Read more »
Simple Home Invest
Specialities: Property Investing, Real Estate Data
They say: “is one of Australia’s leading property investment specialists, with over a decade of experience, having helped hundreds become property investors. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to take control of their financial future, and to achieve greater financial security. Sadly, many Australians are forced to retire on the pension, unable to achieve many of their financial and lifestyle goals. But it … Read more »
realestateview.com.au
Specialities: Real Estate Data
They say: “was first launched in 2001 and has fast become one of Australia’s leading real estate portals. We’re a passionate group of real estate people, who understand that buying and selling property is an emotional experience, as important in many ways as the other great milestones of life. And finding rental accommodation can be hard; particularly these days when there … Read more »
Christopher Joy
Specialities: Economics, Economist, Finance expert, Investment Blog
He says: “Real-time, stream-of-consciousness insights on financial markets, economics, policy, housing, politics, and anything else that captures my interest.  Christopher is a director and strategic advisor to a number of funds management and financial services companies. In 2009 The Australian newspaper selected Chris as one of Australia’s top 10 “Emerging Leaders” in its economics category. In 2007 Chris was selected by … Read more »
.id
Specialities: Demography, Local government, Population, Property research, Real Estate Data, Urban planners
They say:  ‘[their] team of population experts combine an in-depth knowledge of people and places with interactive web applications to help organisations decide where and when to locate their services to meet changing needs.’ Read more »
MacroBusinessSuperblog
Specialities: Business, Economics, Financial education, Investment Blog
They say: “is Australia’s leading business and investment blog. It’s mission is to bridge the gulf between the Australian business media and reality… That this gap exists without the heavy-hand of a dictator is testament to the power of vested interests, monopolies, weak government, closed ideologies and a perennial culture of populism. In effect, it means our leadership class can make … Read more »
Onthehouse
Specialities: Find property, Property research, Real Estate Data
They say: “is Australia’s only real estate website that combines historical property data and Guesstimate values with what’s now on the market to buy or rent. Our reports allow you to research the sales history of a property, analyse comparative properties and monitor the performance of your properties over time. You can participate in property value discussions by “claiming” a … Read more »
Regional Australia Institute
Specialities: Economics, Public policy, Real Estate Data, Regional areas
They say: “exists to create a vibrant future for regional Australia – for the benefit of all Australians … [it] is an independent, not-for-profit organisation developing real solutions to key policy issues through research and an ongoing conversation with the Australian community.” They rank regional government areas in  insight  by comparing their competitiveness in the categories of: Institutions; Infrastructure and Essential … Read more »
Real Estate Investment Information Australia
Specialities: Property Investing, Property investing training and education, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “Real Estate Investment Info Australia. Resources for Property Investors, Training, Tools” Associate/affiliate: Real Estate Investar   Read more »
Real Estate Investar
Specialities: Property investing tools, Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “[are] developers of revolutionary software and tools for property investors … we are property investors ourselves. Using state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team of property investment experts, we designed Real Estate Investar to simplify the complex process of investment in real estate. The real estate investing software, tools and information you’ll find on this website will empower you to make educated … Read more »
SQM Research
Specialities: Property research, Property research tools, Real Estate Data
They say: “is an independent property advisory and forecasting research house which specialises in providing accurate property related advice, research and data to financial institutions, property developers and real estate investors … Property market mispricing is rampant. Each day there are hundreds of transactions completed where either a buyer has overpaid or a seller has undersold. Each year there are … Read more »
Home Sold Price
Specialities: Real Estate Data
They say: “[is] a free home sold price website, automatically collecting data from many sources, providing a clear and data-rich interface to the home buyers, who are eagerly get more information to support their important decision. Education is very important to children, the quality of the schools nearby is the key factor the house price. Thus, we provide school search … Read more »
realestate.com.au (REA)
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “… attracting an average of 18.6 million visitors each month … Owned and operated by ASX-listed REA Group (REA:ASX), [it] can be accessed from your computer, smartphones … If you’re after the number one place for all things property, you’ve come to the right spot. From renting or sharing, buying an existing home, new homes and land estates – … Read more »
Domain.com
Specialities: Free Reports, Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “is part of the Fairfax Media Network and is one of Australia’s leading destinations for property seekers. We provide tools and information for buyers, sellers and renters Australia wide – and a highly qualified audience for advertisers. Domain can be accessed on your mobile, at Domain.com.au and in over 200 metropolitan, regional and community newspapers …” A handy … Read more »
PriceFinder
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
Free (useful) PriceFinderFlyover. They say: “is an online property search application offering a range of tools to assist in generating timely information for all residential, commercial and rural properties. PriceFinder was first launched in 2004 in Queensland quickly becoming a major force for property information and mapping solutions and is the preferred supplier for many real estate franchises, independent real estate … Read more »
Homesales.com.au
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “is the Real Estate arm of carsales.com Ltd launched in 2009 as a dedicated residential real estate site. Since then the site has grown to feature Australia–wide For Sale, For Rent and Investment inventory. [it] provides buyers, renters and investors with hundreds of thousands properties to choose from.” Read more »
Australian Georgist Forum
Specialities: Economics, Real Estate Data
They say: “is a place to learn about (or argue with) the Georgist economic paradigm, which recognizes the unique economic properties of land —locational value, community-created value, fixed supply, zero cost of production, non-zero cost of acquisition — unlike the dominant neo-classical economic paradigm, which treats land as a form of capital, notwithstanding that other assets classified as capital have radically different economic properties — replacement value, privately-created value, expandable supply,non-zero cost … Read more »
MoneySmart
Specialities: Financial education, Free Reports
Is a website run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help people make the most of their money. Loads of free, super useful stuff, especially Investing Between the Flags that covers Managing your Money| Borrowing and Credit| Superannuation and Retirement| Investing| Scams| Life Events and You| Teaching| Tools and Resources (eg Budget Planner and Calculators: Savings Goals, Superannuation, Mortgage, Credit Card, … Read more »
Lowy Institute
Specialities: Economics, International trends, Think Tank
They say: “is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia’s leading think tank, it provides high – quality research and distinctive perspectives on the international trends shaping Australia and the world….[it] hosts speeches by leading national and international figures and holds conferences to discuss key global issues. It aims to deepen the international policy … Read more »
The Motley Fool
Specialities: Financial Adviser, Financial education, Investing, Investing advice, Stock markets
Free investing website, commentary and newsletter. Cons: They are prolific and persistent marketers, so if you want to subscribe, particularly to their premium memberships – carefully check out if they suit your needs. Investing forums such as InvestChat often have personal experiences of other investors. They claim: “At The Motley Fool, our purpose is to help Australians invest — better … … Read more »
Talking Trading
Specialities: Financial journalist, Free trading information, Share trading, Shares
They say: “You need ongoing, current, cutting edge trading information. Without this focus, you’ll fall behind and slip into the abyss of mediocre traders who never quite make it to the top. Financial journalist, Caroline Stephen, as well as traders Chris Tate and Louise Bedford realise this. They are also aware that there is a huge desire for free information to help … Read more »
Whirlpool
Specialities: Internet, Social Network, Technology
They say: “is a fully independent community website, run by a team of unpaid volunteers, devoted to keeping the public informed about the state of internet access in Australia … it has become the premier destination for users seeking Australian broadband Internet resources. As well as its rich source of broadband news and information, Whirlpool boasts one of Australia’s largest … Read more »
Women’s Agenda
Specialities: Social Network, Women, Women in business, Women in leadership, Women in media, Women on boards
They say: “is the digital destination for career-minded women, where women (and men) help women achieve. We support women in business, women on boards, women in media, women in leadership and all aspirational women in the workplace.” Read more »
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Specialities: Economics, Free Reports, Property research, Statistics
They say: “We can help you to understand and use statistics to make informed decisions. Along with our free statistics, we also provide related information and services on a wide range of economic, social matters and environmental matters.”   Read more »
Choice
Specialities: Consumer advice, Consumer advocate
They say: “Independent and transparent, CHOICE was founded in 1959 with one clear mission: to ensure the consumer voice is heard loudly and clearly. CHOICE empowers consumers to get the most out of all their purchasing decisions by providing a mix of advocacy and advice. We’re constantly looking out for misleading or unhelpful practices that stop you from getting the best deal. The … Read more »
Karina Barrymore
Specialities: Financial journalist, Property Investing
She says: ‘has been a finance journalist for almost 25 years. She currently works for the Herald Sun and spent 12 years as a senior property writer for The Australian Financial Review. She also practises what she preaches, with personal experience in buying, selling, advising, building and renovating property – her first love.  (Book) The Power of Property: Securing Your Future … Read more »
Steve Keen
Specialities: Economics, Financial education
They Wikepedia (best summary BiG could find!)say: “is an Australian-born economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. The major influences on Keen’s thinking about economics include John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx,Hyman Minsky, Piero Sraffa, Augusto Graziani, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, and François Quesnay. Hyman Minsky’s Financial Instability Hypothesis forms the main basis of his major … Read more »
FatCat
Specialities: Financial journalist, Investing, Money, Mortgages, Personal finances, Shares, Stock markets, Wealth creation
All information free, including a weekly newsletter. They say: “is produced by a team of journalists who’ve been writing about money and personal finance for Australian investors for years. Many of our writers are well-recognised names in Australia, as either Editors of the big print publications, authors and journalists. Since our specialty is personal finance and money, you’re in good … Read more »
Flying Solo
Specialities: Business, Business advice, Business network, Free membership, Small Business Directory
 They say: “Home to a thriving community of over 55,000 solo and micro businesses, Flying Solo is a source of information, advice and inspiration for Australian business owners.” Read more »
Vanessa Stoykov
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist, Free Reports, Investing advice
She says: “With over two decades of experience in the wealth creation space, Vanessa Stoykov is a highly respected finance industry thought leader. Vanessa is the Founder of No More Practice Education, a leading online financial education hub, Founder and Chief Executive of production house Evolution Media Group, creator of the Channel Nine’s Learn from the Money Masters: The Investment Series, … Read more »
HouseNet
Specialities: Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Education, Social Network, Women
They say: “is a social network for Australian residential real estate and property… for homeowners, investors, tenants, and the business people who serve them. People use Housenet to find the right professional or service provider, to share property documents securely, to get industry tips, the latest news, and to grow their business. [It] … offers a new, viral platform for listing … Read more »
Business Chicks
Specialities: Business, Property Investing, Wealth creation, Women
They say: “At Business Chicks we believe that great stuff happens when women come together to uplift and inspire each other. When we stop competing, and start lending a hand. When we give of ourselves and our expertise so that others can benefit from it. We imagine a world where women feel part of something bigger than themselves, and a … Read more »
Noel Whittaker
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist, Investing, Money, Personal finances, Property Investing
Free newsletter. They say: “Is Australia’s Financial Wizard of Oz … [He] writes … in the Sunday Mail … the Courier Mail [and] … by some strange magic … has the entire Australian continent covered. He also writes in Australian Doctor magazine … hear Noel on Fairfax radio and see him on Channel 10 … He has written 20 bestselling … Read more »
David Koch
Specialities: Business advice, Financial journalist, Money, Personal finances
He says: “[has] co-hosted … Sunrise, since 2001. He [and wife Libby] is the personal finance commentator for the weekly Your Money section of News Limited newspapers and a columnist with New Idea … is the host of … [the]small business program, Kochie’s Business Builders, on channel 7… [he] created Personal Investment magazine … [and] Money Management newspaper and My Business magazine … For the … Read more »
Rob Balanada
Company: Clauses made simple
Specialities: Property Investing, Property law, Real Estate Education
They say: “Smart Questions Property Investors Must Ask Their Solicitor (book). Rob is a partner in the Gold Coast based law firm MBA Lawyers. He is a highly regarded educator of property investors and estate agents and the author of the “Made Simple” series of books and CD’s.  I have been a solicitor since 1978 and this substantial experience has … Read more »
John Abernethy
Company: Clime Asset Management
Specialities: Fund manager
They say: “(formerly Loftus Capital Partners) was established in 1996, founder John Abernethy was responsible for advising some of the highest net worth Australians on their investments and managing their portfolios on their behalf. Since then, Clime has continued to outperform and excel in the world of investing. Our adherence to our proven absolute return focused, value investing methodology and our … Read more »
CoreLogic
Company: CoreLogic
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Data, Source property
They say: “is the largest provider of property information, analytics and property-related risk management services in Australia and New Zealand. “ Read more »
CuffeLinks
Company: CuffeLinks
Specialities: Investing newsletter
They say: “is a financial newsletter providing content written by financial market professionals with experience in investing, wealth management, superannuation, banking, academia and financial advice. We share both the knowledge and the battle scars of market experts in an independent community of investors. Ideas and insights are presented from an informed and impartial point of view, without pushing products or … Read more »
Bruce Brammal
Company: Debt Man
Specialities: Business, Financial Adviser, Free Ebook, Property Investing
He says: “Debt Man, aka Bruce Brammall, is a professional financial adviser. You can make an appointment with him for a free two-hour assessment of your financial needs … He also is a sought-after media commentator. You can read him in News Ltd papers (Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, Courier-Mail and the Advertiser), in Alan Kohler’s Eureka Report and in The … Read more »
Margaret Lomas
Company: Destiny Financial Solutions
Specialities: Financial Adviser, Property Investing, Real Estate Education
They say: “has always been a pioneer in the Property Investment Industry. We were the first to introduce a financial planning based model for property investors, and it didn’t take long for many others to follow suit. Now it’s time for us to again make inroads into the future, and in recognition of the busy lives our clients lead we … Read more »
evocities
Company: evocities
Specialities: Regional areas, Town planning
They say: “seven of NSW’s leading regional cities have united to form the Evocities campaign and encourage people to live, work and invest in an Evocity…. Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga.” Read more »
Fat Prophets
Company: Fat Prophets
Specialities: Free Reports, Investing advice, Shares, Stock markets
Free Equities Report. They say: “was founded in 2000 by Sydney stockbroker Angus Geddes. The company has since grown to become an internationally recognised and trusted financial services brand. From modest beginnings in Australia, Fat Prophets has expanded the foot print to include offices in Sydney, London and Auckland. There are three main pillars to the Fat Prophets success story: 1. We … Read more »
Jeremy Grantham
Company: GMO
Specialities: Economics, Environment, Finance expert, Financial forecasting, Global warming, Investing advice, Resources, Shares, Stock markets
They say: “co-founded GMO in 1977 and is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, serving as the firm’s chief investment strategist. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr. Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of several claims to being first. He began his investment career as an economist with Royal … Read more »
Terry Ryder
Company: Hotspotting
Specialities: Free membership, Property location reports, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “Discover real estate hotspots in Australia with Hotspotting online reports. Hotspotting is in the business of helping others realise their dreams of making wise investment choices based on real estate locations. Our up-to-date Australian property market analysis reports give investors a critical edge by identifying real estate hotspots with solid market data to back up our selections. Discover … Read more »
Phil Ruthven
Company: IBISWorld
Specialities: Business, Business data, Business research, Economics, Free Reports, Productivity
Free monthly newsletter including profiles on topical industries and companies. They say: “Where knowledge is power! We are Australia’s richest source of business information. We provide independent, accurate, comprehensive, and up to date research on over 500 industries, including statistics, analysis and forecasts. We also have reports on Australia’s top 2000 companies.”  Read more »
InvestChat (previously investEd)
Company: InvestChat
Specialities: Financial education, Forum, Real Estate Education, Shares, Wealth creation
They say: “[is] a community for investors in Australia to share knowledge, learn together and support each other in their wealth creation endeavours. InvestChat covers all aspects of investing, but specialises in financial planning, portfolio construction, discussion of managed funds and ETFs, using property and shares together in a complementary portfolio and structures such as trusts and self managed super funds … Read more »
Investopedia (USA)
Company: Investopedia
Specialities: Financial education, Investing courses
They claim: ‘Investopedia is the world’s leading source of financial content on the web, with more than 30 million unique visitors and 90 million page views each month. Wholly owned by IAC (NASDAQ: IAC), Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, trusted and actionable … Read more »
Paul Clithero
Company: ipac
Specialities: Business, Business advice, Business coach, Finance expert, Financial Adviser, Investing advice, Portfolio management
They say: “is Chairman, the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board Executive Director, ipac securities … a company he founded in 1983 with four partners. ipac manages more than $13 billion for clients. Paul is one of Australia’s leading media commentators on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. His books have sold more than … Read more »
Neil Jenman
Company: Jenman Ethics in Real Estate
Specialities: Consumer advocate, Property Investing, Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “is a well-known national commentator on property issues … he sold his real estate training business in 2005. Neil now focuses on investigative writing, consumer advocacy and the accreditation of agents through the Jenman Approved concept” Jenman Mission Statement   Read more »
Bernard Salt
Company: KPMG Demographics
Specialities: Business, Demographics, Finance expert, Financial forecasting
They say: “is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community. He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics. Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and broader demographic matters. He is … Read more »
Michael Matusik
Company: Matusik Property Insights
Specialities: Free Reports, Property Investing, Property research, Residential property
“After 25years & over 550 projects, we know what works & what doesn’t when it comes to new residential. All our work -… starts with our critique of the residential project in question. We don’t write suburb or area overviews. Nobody is buying the suburb. Buyers are purchasing real estate. So our consultancy advice & advocacy work is in lockstep … Read more »
Kris Sayce
Company: Money Morning
Specialities: Business advice, Financial Adviser, Free membership, Wealth creation
They say: “Australia’s most outspoken financial news service – Money Morning – isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. From calling politicians out on the big issues, to taking the mighty housing industry on single handedly, Money Morning exists to cut through the hype and BS and help you make sense of the stories that REALLY make a difference to … Read more »
Peter Thornhill
Company: Motivated Money
Specialities: Financial education, Free newsletter, Shares
They say: “Gives people the knowledge to make informed investment decisions. Peter helps people achieve an exciting dream in a very boring way … ‘I prefer the safety and security of the sharemarket to risky assets like term deposits.'” Read more »
John Menadue
Company: Pearls and Irritations
Specialities: Business advice, Economics, Financial journalist, Strategic analysis
He says: “Pearls and Irritations is influential and widely read, with outstanding authors writing about important current events.There are no sponsors and subscriptions are free. Our editors and authors are independent, dedicated and generous. [John]has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) … Read more »
Kevin Turner
Company: Real Estate Talk
Specialities: Property Investing, Real Estate Education
They say: “Your trusted voice for property investing. Tune in anywhere, anytime … Each week [we] present a property investment audio show – we’re like Internet Radio. Australia’s most respected real estate investing experts give tips on wealth creation … topics like property investment, property development (helping you understand the process), cash flow positive properties, negative gearing and finance (so … Read more »
John Edwards
Company: Residex
Specialities: Property Investing, Real Estate Data, Valuations
They say: “provides a whole suit of property information to users in the housing and finance industries. [It] is … the leading supplier of automated valuation models to the banking industry, provides residential property price estimations and trend data to government and private enterprise, propensity modelling to large corporations and property forecasting to institutions and personal investors.” Read more »
Christopher Joyce
Company: Rismark International
Specialities: Financial Adviser, Property Investing, Property investing strategies, Property research
They say: “Is a funds management and advisory business that has expertise in the execution of sophisticated real estate research and investment strategies.” Read more »
Southbank Investment Research
Company: Southbank Investment Research
Specialities: Financial education, Financial forecasting, Investing newsletter, Wealth creation
They claim: “we believe that you are the best person to decide how to manage your money and your future. Our newsletters each offer a different strategy to help you do that. Whether you’re investing for the long term, want to trade for a sizeable return in the short to medium term or require an immediate income, we have you … Read more »
Peter Switzer
Company: Switzer Home Loans
Specialities: Business advice, Finance expert, Financial education, Free Ebook, Free membership, Home loans, Property Investing, Property research, Shares, Wealth creation
Free eBook: “12 Step Money Makeover” They say: Switzer Home Loans and Switzer TV “A comprehensive online portal for retail investors and small business owners… [as] one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators … [we] cut through the clutter …  in business and financial media … and give you the information you need to make the right decisions in relation to … superannuation … Read more »
Alan Kohler
Company: The Constant Investor
Specialities: Business, Economics, Finance expert, Financial education, Financial journalist, Free trial, Property Investing, Shares
They claim: ‘The Constant Investor promises to: To deliver a weekly analysis of investment markets and the domestic and global economies that won’t always be right, but we’ll constantly strive for accuracy, independence and be more or less complete. In other words, it’s all you will need. To provide you with investment ideas and education that will help in the endless … Read more »
Vanessa Stoykov
Company: The Investment Series
Specialities: Financial education, Financial journalist, Financial media, Free online resources, Investing
They claim: ‘Watch real investors learn from the experts on how to make the most of their investments and get a better understanding of how you too can think like an investor. Learn Kick-start your financial learning by exploring our range of unique lessons designed to demystify investing and build your financial knowledge. Explore Meet some of the top experts in the … Read more »
Alice LeMessurier
Company: The Investment Stylist
Specialities: Business network, Financial education, Financial journalist, Investing courses, Investment Blog, Shares, Women and investing, Women financial media
They say: ‘[is] A place where women and wealth meet. Alice LeMessurier founded The Investment Stylist in 2011 to nourish her passion to break down the wall between the financial industry and women. Alice’s vision is to empower women to confront their financial situation and to provide the tools they need to achieve financial independence and a financially secure future.’ MEET … Read more »
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Company: The Money Mentor Way
Specialities: Financial journalist, Free Reports, Money, Personal finances, Wealth creation
Free: Step 1 of The 12 Step Prosperity Plan. They say: “is an internationally renowned money mentor and financial author … (her regular TV segments include Channel 7’s The Morning Show, Daily Edition, Sunrise, Today Tonight, and Channel 9’s Weekend Today show). A qualified financial planner, Nicole is the author of two plain-English books on making money: Double your wealth and halve your worries and Halve your debt and double your … Read more »
Peter Koulizos
Company: The Property Professor
Specialities: Property location reports, Property research, Real Estate Data, Real Estate Education
They say: “lectures in Property Investment for Tafe SA, Uni SA and also in the Property Investment course for Property Planning Australia across the country. Even though Peter is not an academically titled ‘Professor’, his extensive research writing and teaching in property means his cheeky use of the title the “Property Professor” is justified! His focus is on providing independent information and education … Read more »
Under the Radar Report
Company: Under the Radar Report
Specialities: Shares, Small cap companies, Stock market reports
They say: “Under the Radar Report is an independent niche research house which produces research newsletters for investors on the ASX. We are paid by our subscribers and are incentivized by our subscribers making money from our research and re-subscribing. And that’s what our subscribers do. Our analysts scour the ASX for dynamic small companies (small caps) that we believe … Read more »
John Lindeman
Company: Understand Property
Specialities: Property research, Real Estate Education
They say: “is a popular and respected author, commentator and presenter on the nature and dynamics of the Australian residential property market. His years of successful investment experience and professional research into the housing market are distilled in his landmark publication, Mastering the Australian Housing Market…” … “[Our] approach is to directly estimate future demand levels, because we understand that population … Read more »
Pete Wargent
Company: WargentAdvisory
Specialities: Buyers agent, Finance expert, Real Estate Data
They say: “focuses on delivering a tailored approach to property search and purchase in Australia and the UK, with particular focus on Sydney, Brisbane, London and Manchester. … is an Australian consultancy firm advising hedge funds and institutional investors. He specialises in the analysis, dynamics, and impacts of Australian household debt, construction trends, and real estate market cycles. Maintaining a comprehensive … Read more »

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