Opinion

We have an inflation problem

The RBA keeps missing the inflation target. Low inflation is a drag on economic growth, wages growth and unemployment. Stephen Koukoulas explains why interest rates need a 50 to 100 basis point cut for the RBA to start hitting the mark

Opinion

Market sentiment sends government bond yields lower - will the trend continue?

Recent months have seen Australian money markets register a material change in market sentiment and pricing. Government 10 year bond yields, which had risen sharply in the early part of the year, have edged lower in recent months as a mix of economic fundamentals and changes in monetary policy expectations have driven market sentiment. How does this impact the corporate bond market?

Opinion

Beware, hybrids hidden as cash

In the scramble for customers, some fund managers and superannuation providers are taking on additional risk, investing in a range of assets and deeming them ‘cash’ when clearly they are not

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