In this article for the Herald Sun Roger discusses why a cut in interest rates won’t be enough for the economy. While rate cuts are helpful, they are more effective when combined with fiscal policy. Read here.
In this article for Firstlinks Roger identifies how to mitigate sequencing risk. When an investor is required to make regular withdrawals regardless of the market level, capital losses experienced early in retirement can be deleterious. Sequencing risk, which describes the pattern of investor returns, or the order in which they are received, therefore looms large for retirees.
In this article for the Australian Roger discusses why economists often get things wrong. According to the ergodicity problem in economics, economists have been making a repeated mistake in their assumption about human behaviour and it has infected economic models that seek to explain everything from trading bitcoin and gambling, to insurance and switching jobs. Read here.
Roger joined Ross Greenwood on Money News for the final time for 2019 to discuss the Aussie banks. The banks make a lot of money when interest rates are high, credit spreads are low and yield curves are steep. Although we are currently experiencing the opposite conditions, which could result in a tougher period ahead for the big banks.
Carrie LaFrenz published an article in the Australian Financial Review discussing how Avita Medical’s spray-on skin product is revolutionising care for burn patients. Carrie draws on Joseph’s comment that they are right on path with the reimbursement area. Read here.
In this radio program with Philip Clark, Roger discusses market outlooks following the dismal day on Tuesday, with the Australian share marketing dropping more than 2 per cent and every company in the top 50 declining. Listen here.