Normalisation begins in Washington

As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia left the official short-term interest rate unchanged after this week’s board meeting...Read more

Max Walsh, 9 April 2015

Prepare for turbulence

The official short-term interest rate as set by the US Federal Reserve has been a range between zero and 0.25 percent since December 2008. The Fed’s chair, Janet Yellen, told a... Read more

Max Walsh, 11 March 2015

Pressure on retirees

Deprived of good returns on safe investments, self-funded retirees are turning to risky investments that could lead to capital losses...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 19 February 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald

Whatever you do, don't mention the currency war

For countries with no fiscal firepower left and interest rates at zero, quietly devaluing in the guise of stimulus is the only tool left in the box...Read more

Max Walsh, 12 February 2015, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Is Currency Depreciation the Last Tool Left?

The Reserve Bank of Australia follows the commendable practice of scattering what it calls boxes throughout the main text of its regular reports on monetary policy...Read more

12 February 2015

Australian investors should exercise caution in current financial climate

The Greek election victory of the anti-austerity Syriza party has increased investor uncertainty by putting further strain on the stability and growth prospects of the Euro Block...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 29 January 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald

Why deflation has overtaken all our other worries

Macro policy Economists have at last found something they can agree on: they are running out of tools to kickstart a global economy that has been struggling since 2008...Read more

Max Walsh, 29 January 2015, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

The shadows of deflation fall across the G20

Economics Developed countries facing poor growth and emerging economies trying to cut debt have made a nasty cocktail for the world...Read more

Max Walsh, 20 November 2014, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Outlook not necessarily brighter

Forecasts are mixed. While we can always live in hope, investors need to be aware that the recent sharp rebound in world sharemarkets does not necessarily mean that better times lie ahead...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 November 2014, The Canberra Times

Unsettling time for investors

As foreshadowed two weeks ago, the good times for superannuation fund and other share investors may have come to an end with sharemarkets around the world under selling pressure. It's too early to know whether this is a correction or possibly more likely an early warning of difficult times ahead...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 20 October 2014, The Canberra Times


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