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James Dunn

James Dunn is a freelance finance journalist and media consultant. He writes for The Australian; Asia Asset Management and The Investing Times magazines, the online magazines thebull.com.au, SmartCompany, eFinancialCareers and SuperLiving, as...

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James Dunn's Biography

James Dunn is a freelance finance journalist and media consultant. He writes for The Australian; Asia Asset Management and The Investing Times magazines, the online magazines thebull.com.au, SmartCompany, eFinancialCareers and SuperLiving, as well as the global credit magazine Creditflux, and is a regular finance commentator on Australian radio and television.


James was founding editor of Shares magazine, and oversaw one of the most successful magazine launches in Australia. He has also written for BRW, Personal Investor, The Age and Management Today, and was subsequently personal investment editor at The Australian and editor of financial website, investorweb.com.au. His first book, Share Investing for Dummies, was published by John Wiley & Co. in September 2002: a second edition was published in March 2007, and a mini-version, Getting Started in Shares for Dummies, followed in March 2008. The third edition of Share Investing for Dummies will be published in April 2011. James was researcher for Robert Gottliebsen's book The Ten Best & Ten Worst Business Decisions of Australian CEOs, published in March 2003.
James Dunn gives a daily finance report on Radio 3AW in Melbourne and is Australian business correspondent for the nationally syndicated Larry Williams program on Newstalk ZB in New Zealand. He was co-presenter of the popular nationally syndicated finance talkback program, Dollars at Work.
On television, James is a weekly commentator on Sky Business, and has appeared on The Panel, Four Corners and Today Tonight.
Born and raised in Ararat, western Victoria, James Dunn graduated from the University of Melbourne as Bachelor of Letters and Bachelor of Arts. He is a fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, operated by Leadership Victoria. James is on the editorial committee of Leadership Victoria's biannual magazine, Leadership.
In 1984, James won two BMWs on Sale of the Century. Selling the cars financed a year of overseas travel and also a share portfolio – which did not survive the 1987 crash, the event that inspired James to become a finance journalist.