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 8: Is Australia ready for more monetary stimulus?

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With Aussie bonds in high demand across the world, a growing demand for a more aggressive fiscal response from the Australian government, and a rise in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and NSW, is Australia ready for more monetary stimulus? Listen to Darren and Chris answer this question and more in episode eight of The Rate

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Podcast 7: Sting in the tale

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Is the RBA too concerned with front end rates that are aimed at helping the banking sector at the expense of the taxpayer who, ultimately, will be picking up the interest cost of higher bond yields? And what will happen to employment and housing once Job Keeper comes to an end or the lockdowns are

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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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Podcast 5: Credit crunch or crisis?

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With an expected 10% contraction in GDP, rising unemployment, and inflation at the lowest level we’ve seen in decades, how has COVID-19 impacted credit markets and what’s next for interest rates? Find out what this means for your clients, tune in now. Click below to go to the Nikko website to listen to the podcast.

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Podcast 4: The RBA’s buying spree

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The RBA has been buying up big, purchasing around $36bn in government and semi-government bonds throughout March. But when is enough, enough and can these efforts really help stave off a recession in Australia? To help you and your clients make sense of the RBA’s latest rate decision and what this means for fixed income,

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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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