Classic Ep: Why Alan Kohler is Disgusted with Warren Buffett

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For this episode we’re reliving one of our favourite all-time episodes – our interview with Alan Kohler. Released in September 2017 (episode 18 of Equity Mates) we spoke to the ABC Journalist and former editor of the Australian Financial Review about his life, career and thoughts on the market.


We’re hoping all of our new Equity Mates enjoy hearing one of our earlier interviews. For those that have been with us from the start, we hope you enjoy reliving our conversation with one of Australia’s most prominent market watchers. For more details, check out the original episode’s show notes below.


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For Australians, there is probably no name or face more synonymous with investing and financial journalism than Alan Kohler. A long history of financial journalism has culminated in Alan doing the financial section of the 7 o’clock ABC news, and being known for his weekend overviews. In my house growing up, the 7 o’clock news was always watched, and Alan was known as the ‘graph man’ as he has become known for the interesting and insightful charts he shows viewers. Prior to being the face of finance on the ABC, Alan has had a long and storied career in financial journalism, including a stint as editor of the Australian Financial Review from 1985 to 1988. We were lucky enough to sit down with Alan and discuss all things investing.


In this episode you will learn:

  • Why Alan is disgusted with Warren Buffett
  • Alan’s unique idea for dealing with automation
  • Alan’s favourite chart and why he uses charts on ABC News
  • The differences between markets in the 1980’s and now
  • His thoughts on the dividends Australian companies pay
  • His thoughts on Australia’s housing market

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