Interest Rates

Whether it’s the rate you pay on your mortgage or business loan to the return on your money at call in the bank…the interest rate is the key variable in the economy.

In fact, it’s THE most important signal in the economy. Alas, if you think the economists at the RBA know what they’re doing when they fix the price of money, you’ll soon learn why the economy lurches from boom to bust.

Will interest rates rise?

A question you all may have..

Markets and Money will show you the threats and opportunities. For example, when interest rates fall, investors often go hunting for dividend stocks and bid their prices up. When interests rate rise, you don’t want to own companies with a lot of rate sensitive debt.

Discover if you should be in cash, stocks or bonds and why below…

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Watching the Fed with Interest

The Fed is at least trying to build a buffer for the coming deflationary crisis…but Japan and Europe have hardly moved from zero. Neither of them have anything to cut next time.

The Fed Makes No News

The central bank did raise its overnight interest rate, as promised. The target range for the federal funds rate is now 2% to 2.25%, up a quarter-point.

How Politics Poisoned the Earth

Politics is usually best ignored. But there are times when, like a rusty gas tank at an abandoned garage, it seeps into the groundwater and poisons the earth. One of those times, we believe, is…

The End of The Economy Growth Delusion

Every quarter we’re told ‘our economy has grown’, is as a public declaration of another three months of over-indulgence. I believe the day of reckoning on this period of recklessness is coming much faster than…

Are You a Victim or a Victor?

Our GDP numbers are yet another example of ‘fake news’. All that ‘so-called’ economic growth is nothing more than a reflection of our nation’s willingness to go deeper into debt.

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