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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

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Happy New Year

From all the team at Macro Associates, Happy New Year ! 2013 was a huge year for Macro Business with amazing growth and , with our reader’s support, we hope to do more of the same in 2014. Thank you again to everyone who continues support us, particularly our subscribing members. We have some big

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The MB Christmas schedule

So peeps, after today I head off for a 4 week holiday, returning January 20, 2014. You will probably have already noticed that Leith finished last week. He will return January 13, 2014. From Monday, Delusional Economics will be editing the site. It’ll be lite posting across New Year, with links and some extras. Thanks

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Site upgrade solutions

Morning MBers, We’ve launched some new solutions for the recent upgrade bugs: comment numbers for mobile home page on/off switches for new/old mobile site (bottom of home page) comment email on/off option We’re still working on smoothing IOS compatibility and  it looks like Android has developed new issues. Bear with us please! MB

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Site and mobile upgrades

Hi MBers, Some of you will have noticed that MB has launched a bunch of upgrades today to improve the user-experience. These include: a new mobile site automatic width control for all devices time stamp for posts (so you can see how hard we work!) email back when someone posts a reply to your comment

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Comment of the Week, MBTV and Reddit

The interaction stakes climb up a notch again: after launching a forum recently, introducing podcasts (click here for the latest feed)  this week also saw the launch of MacroBusiness TV, with an exclusive interview with Professor Ross Garnaut: Rounding this out, we’ve also launched the official subreddit of MacroBusiness, err, on reddit – click here

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MB Radio: The rise and rise of negative gearing

Find below or from our dedicated podcast feed (click the purple icon in the “Follow Us” sidebar to subscribe) a new podcast with Leith van Onselen and Gunnmatta examining recent released tax statistics covering the use of negative gearing in the Australian property market. The discussion is drawn from a much more comprehensive report available

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Forum, Podcasts and Member Reports

By Chris Becker As our regular readers know, we recently launched the MacroBusiness Forum, a place for more robust discussion about any topic, and this week’s hot topic was no surprise – climate change. Please note that registration in the The Forum is automatic – if you’ve registered as a reader at the blog, you’re already

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Forum, Podcasts and Comments

By Chris Becker Last week, in response to our loyal readers and Members, we trial launched the MacroBusiness Forum, a place for more robust discussion about any topic. The Forum allows any registered user to start their own topics, links and ideas – but for signed up MacroBusiness Members, there is also a separate “Member’s Pavilion”

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MB turns one million

I’m not generally enamored of round numbers but I can’t help noting that yesterday MB passed through the 1 million page views in a month barrier: Congratulations to us all (readers especially) for building a new, sane and increasingly powerful voice in Australian business media. Next stop, 1 billion!

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Introducing the MacroBusiness Forum

After your responses and support for our new Membership system, today we’re trialing the MacroBusiness Forum  – a place for more robust and varied discussion. You can also access by clicking on “Forum” in the menu above. The Forum is not intended to replace the Comments below each blog post, but to expand the discussion, make

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Support MacroBusiness: Become a member

Dear MB reader, Yesterday we launched a new “MacroBusiness Membership” to support the running and development of the site. We offer MacroBusiness for two reasons: the belief that Australia’s economic model has become unfair, unstable and unsustainable and is run by a self-referential cabal of elites that produce poor policy, under-achieving businesses and a ­­­hapless media

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Predict 2013

So 2012 comes to an end and from midnight tonight 2013 greets us. The BIG question now is “what will happen in 2013?” If you’re brave enough it’s time to brush the cobwebs off the crystal ball and give fellow MacroBusiness readers your predictions for the coming year. Reynard will leave this post open for

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Well that is it folks. Another year over and what a year it’s been. Macro Business continues to grow in both traffic and influence and we intend to attempt the same again in 2013. The blog is going on holiday until the 7th of January but feel free to look back through the archives while

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Christmas season at MB

As it’s the Christmas season many of the Macro Associates team will be taking a well-earned break over the next 4 weeks. In light of this the MacroBusiness Blog will also be slowing down through the Christmas season. The schedule for the next 4 weeks is as follows: From today through to this Saturday the

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Site slowness

Dear readers, No doubt some of you have noticed that in the recent past the MB site has been running slowly at times.  The good news is that this problem is a result of the huge traffic hitting the site, so it’s growing pains for which we apologise! We are working feverishly on a rebuild that

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Nice plant

There’s not much new on the Budget today, with the haters gonna hate and the populists relaxed and comfortable but I did notice this video from the doyens of political commentary at The Australian. I liked their coverage yesterday but this habit of using hidden cameras in dirty hotel rooms just has to stop.

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Michael Feller joins MacroBusiness

I am pleased to inform readers that former Eureka Report investment strategist Michael Feller has responded to the call of Reynard’s conch shell, joining  Macro Associates, the owner of MacroBusiness. Michael, a highly-followed equities analyst, is joining us primarily to work on other projects in the institutional markets, but as of today he will blog

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Happy Easter

Its the Easter long weekend, so we will be going quiet for a few days, back on deck fully on Tuesday 10th April. Just like a normal weekend, we’ll have Weekend Links, some Musing articles and The Prince’s Trading Week summary of macro markets and technical levels, plus some bonus guest posts from our favourite

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What the Fox? MB Caption winner revealed

A couple of weeks ago we asked the MacroBusiness community to give us some ideas for bylines for the introduction of some MacroBusiness paraphernalia in order to get Reynard the Fox some further recognition out there in the wider world. We received such an overwhelming response – nearly 300 suggestions – that we decided to

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MB caption poll

Over the weekend we  did a bit of crowd surfing and put out a call to the MacroBusiness community for a byline to adorn some future MacroBusiness merchandise.  In response we received an avalanche of responses. So it turns out you lot are creative as well as smart. After a fair bit of United Nation style negotiating

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Leith van Onselen retrospective

Leith is away for a few days so here’s a retrospective of some of his best posts to enjoy. And for those who don’t know, Leith van Onselen writes as the Unconventional Economist. He is an economist that has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs. Leith can also be found on twitter: twitter.com/leithvo.