Fraught as it is to make predictions, it’s that time of year, when taking a stab at what 2018 will hold is expected of business columnists. Rather than forecast where the stock market will travel in 2018, which would be another perilous pursuit, I will confine my crystal ball gazing to house prices and interest rates. In 2017 we saw definitive signs of a change in direction on residential dwelling prices. After some false starts there is clear evidence that the property market is cooling.
Fraught as it is to make predictions, it’s that time of year, when taking a stab at what 2018 will hold is expected of business columnists. Rather than forecast where the stock market will travel in 2018 - because that is way too dangerous - of even where commodities will go - which would be another perilous pursuit - I will confine my crystal-ball gazing to house prices and interest rates. In 2017, we saw definitive signs of a change in direction on residential dwelling prices.
Retail shopping centre king Frank Lowy is getting out, Rupert Murdoch is set to do much the same thing. These Australian post-war empire builders, and others like the Pratt and Packer families, Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest have amassed their fortunes by either dominating their respective industries in Australia, or digging up ore. But who will replace them? Other members of Australia's club of the uber wealthy are Stan Perron, Harry Triguboff and John Gandel - all of them property developers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".