Podcast 15: Is the free ride over?

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The RBA’s stimulus policies have boosted the economy post COVID-19 driving increases in house prices, retail sales, and employment but is this a double-edged sword? Darren Langer and Chris Rands discuss the impact of the RBA’s policies on future growth, and question who will pay for it in the long run in episode 15 of

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Podcast 14: What’s driving interest rates higher?

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Bonds experienced their fastest sell off since 2009, resulting in the largest one month rise in 10-year yields. Given the economic outlook is looking more positive globally, is the rise justified and where to next for bond yields? Darren Langer and Chris Rands delve into these questions and more in episode fourteen of The Rate

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Podcast 13: Could housing be the good news story for 2021?

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Everyone loves a good housing story and it’s looking like 2021 could become a best seller. But at what cost? According to the numbers, we’re still in an economic hole, and with immigration down 80% and the government’s income support program about to end, are we setting ourselves up for a down fall? Darren Langer

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Podcast 12: Could house prices top 20% growth in 2021?

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If anyone questioned the power of low interest rates to drive house prices in Australia, they only need look back at 2020. Despite COVID-19, the recession, high unemployment and stagnant wages growth, house prices in Australia stood firm. Find out why Darren Langer and Chris Rands believe house prices are set to climb and why

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Podcast 11: The RBA finally unleashes the bazooka

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If the RBA cutting rates is the entrée for markets this week, then the outcome of the US election is the main course and dessert rolled into one. Tune in to hear Darren Langer and Chris Rands dissect the big picture for global markets and find out why fixed income makes so much sense right

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Podcast 10: Has the RBA gone too far by not going far enough?

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Despite some industry heavyweights predicting a rate cut, the RBA kept rates on hold for October. What three reasons do Darren Langer and Chris Rands give that could explain the RBA’s decision? And could Donald Trump’s health really impact markets? Find out what this means for your clients, tune in now. Click below to go

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Podcast 9: Talk is cheap

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Over the past few weeks, the RBA has started to change its narrative, suggesting that while negative rates are extremely unlikely, they’re not off the table. They’ve also hinted that a new bond buying program could be on the cards. Is the RBA just posturing or is change afoot? Darren Langer and Chris Rands examine

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Podcast 6: Out of step

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Despite the RBA’s recent monetary and fiscal intervention, a recession still seems to be on the cards. Why is the RBA so unwilling to follow along with more unconventional policy and what are the implications of its ‘play-it-safe’ approach to solving our economic woes? Darren Langer and Chris Rands go looking for answers. Find out

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Zenith upgrades Nikko AM Australian Bond Fund to ‘Recommended’

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Nikko Asset Management Australia (Nikko AM) has announced that its Nikko AM Australian Bond Fund received an upgrade to ‘Recommended’ from Zenith Investment Partners on 16 April 2020. This comes after the Nikko AM Australian Bond Fund received a Bronze Analyst Rating from Morningstar and an upgrade to ‘Recommended’ from Lonsec earlier this year. The

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Podcast 3: The Rate Debate Special Edition

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In response to the coronavirus epidemic, the RBA cut the cash rate on 19 March to 0.25% and announced a number of QE measures. In the long run, will the government’s response deliver the benefits it is hoping for? Darren Langer and Chris Rands explore this and what it means for fixed income in this

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