The RBA is “resolute in its determination to return inflation to target and will do what is necessary to achieve that.” Last week’s 25 basis point rise to the official cash rate, now sitting at 3.6 per cent, forms part of the RBA’s approach to reign inflation back into the 2-3 per cent target range, implying that further pain is ahead.
Roger joined Ausbiz to discuss the significance of real interest rates on markets, real rates measure your purchasing power or the change in your purchasing power. At the moment the fear is real rates could turn positive.
With an inflation rate of 6.4 per cent, the U.S. economy is still experiencing inflation, making Gold, Real Estate, Commodities and high fixed cost, cyclical producers investments worthy of consideration. But that inflation rate is coming down. It’s not uncommon for markets to fall amid fear an ‘event’ might occur and then rally when the event does occur. In my conversation with ausbiz we cover how the U.S. economy is growing, which means we are on the right-hand, ‘boom’, side of the matrix.
Roger joined Philip Clark on ABC Nightlife to discuss whether historical trends and precedents can help guide you in the future. Discussing the issues weighing on financial markets and if there could be a bull market happening this year. In the very worst years, when the market fell between 30-50 per cent, after those years what we find is that the pendulum then swung almost completely the other way.