Financial System
Financial System
interest rates could go lower
Get Ready for Even Lower Interest Rates
interest rates could go lowerJust because rates have been at records lows doesn’t mean they can’t go any lower. For one, there’s the Aussie property market to think about. However, by looking at what the big banks are doing, we can glean what the RBA is likely to do in the future.
Central Banks Still Behind the Curve
Central banks still behind the curveRight now, pass the cash parcel is in full swing, and central banks are only very timidly trying to reduce the size of the parcel. That’s basically why you’ve seen the US stock market rise unimpeded for the past two years. Central banks are behind the curve. There is too much cash in the system given the positive investor psychology that is unfolding.
The End of the Strong Aussie Dollar
aussie dollar nearing downturnThe Aussie dollar is getting a boost from stronger commodity prices. Recent price rises have helped push the dollar higher. The Aussie dollar has had a strong start to the year. However, it may be more cyclical than anything to do with the underlying strength in the Aussie dollar.
When’s a Tax Cut Not a Tax Cut?
tax cuts not really tax cutsI’m all for tax cuts, but personal tax cuts are what needs to be on the table. And the issue of fairness needs to be addressed too. Society can’t function when the only people paying tax are honest middle-class workers.
The True Threat to Aussie Banks
banks biggest threat is blockchain technologyAs long as the big four can comfortably maintain their positions at the heart of Australian finance, it’s unlikely to change. There’s little competition for the big four, outside one another. But that comfortable position may not be as secure as they think.
Trump Gets His Tax Cuts — Now What?
tax cuts in the USDonald Trump’s long promised tax cuts finally passed. By reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, Trump hopes to encourage US firms to repatriate capital and invest it at home. Tax cuts appease the right wing. Increased jobs and wages appease the working class. Everyone wins, right?