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MB over the Christmas Break

Merry Christmas MB readers and thank you for another interesting year. Here’s our schedule over the Christmas break and January 2018: Tuesday 25th Dec – 1st January links only. Wed 2nd January to 4th January full posting by Chris Becker. Mon 7th January to 11th January full posting by David Llewellyn-Smith and Chris Becker. Mon

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Comment rules

Some of you need to reread the below. RULES OF THIS SITE YOU MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING BEFORE POSTING A COMMENT 1. There are general and specific terms and conditions which apply to use of this site. If you do not agree to those terms, please do not post anything on the site. 2.

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MB over the Christmas break

Merry Christmas MB readers and thank you for another interesting year. Here’s our schedule over the Christmas break and January 2018: Mon 25th Dec – 2nd January links only. Tues 3rd January to 5th January full posting by Chris Becker with support from Damien Klassen. Mon 8th January to 12th January full posting by Leith

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Apologies for outage

Dear readers, Apologies for this morning’s outage. We had a very unusual convergence of an internal error and a crashed server in Canada that prevented us from fixing it. Service is restored but there may be a few glitches while we clean up. Regards, MB team

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MB over the Xmas break

Merry Christmas MB readers. Here’s our schedule over the break: 24th Dec – 1st January links only with Chris Becker 2nd Jan – 15th Jan full posting by Chris Becker with support from Damien Klassen 16th Jan – 29th full posting with Leith van Onselen and CB with support from DK 30th Jan normal transmission resumes

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Introducing Damien Klassen, new blogger and MB fundie

After spending the past six years focused on defining economies, markets and policy for investors, MB has decided to create a direct investment fund, for readers who would rather we manage their investments for them. This is something we have discussed for some time with readers who have responded enthusiastically (indeed it was your idea!). In conjunction

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Vote in MB’s 2016 Most Sackable list

Introducing a new year end segment at MB in which we have listed our most inept individual and collective aylites for you to vote on to “fire”, Donald Trump style, for this year’s under-performance. It’s pretty simple. We’ve listed our chosen many. You choose your top five. Then we’ll publish the list in priority order next

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MB Radio: The Trump revolution Downunder

With the Brexit vote in June and the Donald Trump win in the U.S. Presidential election in November 2016 delivering an electoral riposte to a generation of increasing globalisation, Gunnamatta spoke with David Llewellyn- Smith and Leith Van Onselen about how the Australian economy is currently positioned, and of the implications for Australian economic policy

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The MB fund cometh

A few months ago we put out a survey asking members if they were interested in an MB backed investment solution to manage the core or nucleus of their portfolio. We have had a significant amount of interest and follow up questions from MB readers and so I thought it worth sharing some of the

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Having trouble accessing MB?

Dear readers, We’ve received a number of notifications that some are having difficulty accessing MB since we adjusted our ad set-up a few weeks ago. Can you please describe any problems you are having in the comments below, including advising us on the nature of the problem, as well as what devices and browsers (including

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MB price rise

Dear readers, MB is going to raise the price of a subscription from $149 to $199 on August 1, 2016. The price rise will apply to all subscribers and auto-renewals as they fall due. The main reason for this is the ongoing structural shift in the advertising market. Display advertising space which we used to sell

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Survey: Would you like MB to manage your super? (iPhone fixed)

Another day, another financial planning or trading scandal it seems. Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie, Westpac, ANZ, National Australia Bank, none of our largest institutions appear immune. There is an inherent problem. While investment is usually done using knowledgeable, regulated and (for the most part) intelligent fund managers, the problem comes when you insert a sales person

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Merry Christmas from MB

Dear readers, Chris Becker will begin skeleton posting December 29th before resuming full time from January 4th. Leith returns mid-January. From Leith, Chris and myself have a Merry Christmas and safe festive season. Thank you for being so supportive across 2015. Warm regards, David Llewellyn-Smith (H&H)

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Chrome is to blame!

The Chrome bug is coming from the source at Google. Chrome automatically updates which is why many of you are affected but it also means it should fix itself soon as well. In the mean time use a different browser. Regards, The MB Team.

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Read if you use Gmail for your MB daily wrap

After four years of supplying the MB daily email to readers that choose (and often pay) to receive it, the monopoly popularly known as Google has mysteriously recategorised your daily MB email into the “promotional” tab within your gmail account. To reverse this inconvenience please follow the steps below. Step one: Click on the “promotions tab” at the top

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Have you dropped off MB’s daily email list?

Dear readers, Some of you have reported no longer receiving the daily email without having unsubscribed. The most likely explanation for this is your email screening has mistakenly categorised MB as spam, so check you’re spam folder first. If you still can’t find and re-categorise the daily email, fill in the below form and we’ll

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Formatting troubles with new site?

I’ve had a number of inquiries asking for help on formatting problems with the new theme. We’re working through many of your kindly suggestions but if the posts are not updating on your screen or there the formatting is amiss then clear your browser cache. That will solve most problems.

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MB 2.0 soft launch

Welcome to the MB 2.0 soft launch. We’ve recreated the site to provide members with a simpler and quicker user experience. The growth of the site continues to be extraordinary and it was experiencing slowdowns on the Wordpress platform. In the foreseeable future we expect demand for quality analysis on the economy to rise much further so we have prepared

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Happy New Year!

Dear readers, all of us here at MacroBusiness wish you a prosperous and exciting 2015! We would like to thank you again for a successful 2014. As is customary at this time of year, MB’s two main bloggers – David Llewellyn-Smith and Leith van Onselen – will be taking a much needed break, and MB

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Pay wall bug

MB members, A small number of you have reported a bug in the pay wall in which despite being logged in some articles have not opened for you. Apologies for this inconvenience! We’re working to find the issue but it is quite narrow in scope and difficult to replicate it so we’re opening this thread

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Subscription stragglers and feedback

Hi MBers, You will no doubt have noticed that the partial pay wall has launched. For those that missed the deadline, we’re happy to offer the special $99 deal for another couple days. To take advantage, make sure you’re logged in, then proceed to the checkout and enter the following coupon code: founding50off Here is where

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Site slowness and maintenance

Dear readers, Apologies readers for site slowness. We’ve been unable to post last night and this morning but normal programming will resume now. We’re working furiously to fix the problem over the weekend. It is simply the result of the big growth in traffic volumes. Bear with us, please. Regards, MB Team.

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Last day to take up pay wall special offer!

Dear readers, MB has reached the next important phase in the evolution of its business model. Readership has grown spectacularly to 60k unique readers per week. However, while reader numbers grow, the available advertising market has shrunk as more and more dollars have been captured by Google and large network buyers that have driven down publisher