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PennyWise Financial Research

PennyWise Financial specialises in macro-economic trends in both the Australian and global economies.  Our research is distilled into handy investment information to help everyday Australians answer some of the big financial questions they face in life.

We don’t tell you what you should do – we are not licensed financial advisers and don’t know your own personal financial objectives, financial situation, needs or risk preferences.  But what we can do is equip you with what we consider key investment information to aid you in making these decisions – either by yourself or in consultation with you own personal financial adviser.

PennyWise Financial was founded by David Bassanese who is currently best known as a senior columnist with the Australian Financial Review, where is “Bassanese” column on economic and financial market trends appears three times per week. He also writes a monthly column for Smart Investor magazine.

Prior to joining the AFR, David spent several years in financial markets as a senior economist and interest rate strategist at Bankers Trust and Macquarie Bank.

David started his career at the Federal Treasury in Canberra, after which he spent several years as a research economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.

David has a first-class 4-year First-Class honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide, and a 2-year Masters in Public Policy degree from Harvard University in the United States.