Adam Carr

Adam Carr is a leading economist in the Australian market. In addition to being a columnist with Eureka Report, he has worked with some of the world’s largest investment banks and financial intermediaries. Adam was also formerly an economic adviser with the Prime Minister's Department and Commonwealth Treasury.

The RBA's great fear

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To a central bank that is obsessed about the currency wars, a sharp rebound in consumer confidence is the stuff of nightmares.

Bonds send value signal for equities

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It's hard to see how a sustained lift in bond yields can drive a sizeable outflow from equities.

What is Australia's new normal?

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Some may disagree with the RBA's view as to why the economic transition has been delayed, but there is no credible case to be made that it won't happen.

The RBA must drop the dollar target

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The central bank’s futile attempts to drive down the dollar have failed. It should scrap its currency target for the sake of our economic health and stability.

Did Yellen send a shot across the bow?

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Perhaps more important than the current data flow from the US is the interpretation of it from Fed voters.

Don't dump the banks

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Despite the current market rout, the outlook for banks remains strong.

The RBA prepares to fight the Fed

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The RBA's easing bias is loud and clear, but its actions put it at odds with the Fed.

Will fear of irrelevance keep the RBA at bay?

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Recent price action suggests the RBA's already loose grip on the Australian dollar might be weakening further.

The concerns over Australia's credit rating are bogus

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The budget might not be in the best shape, but it still shouldn't affect our credit rating.

Why high-yield stocks can maintain their pace

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The hunt for yield dominates the landscape, but it's not yet clear whether payout ratios are unsustainable or dividends will come under threat.

The key dead weight holding Australia back

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The low-rate medicine that central banks around the world are prescribing might perversely be helping prolong the capital investment drought.

Negative gearing has already been neutered

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In this low interest rate world, negative gearing isn't especially beneficial and messing with it won't fix the budget or improve housing affordability.

Seeing the wood for the oriental cypress trees

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It is telling that Australia's pessimism over the PBOC cutting the reserve requirement ratio isn't shared in China or elsewhere around the globe.

The cost of a bloated bureaucracy

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Now that the government has given up on any idea of fiscal restraint, it should start looking at the cost of administration.

Iron ore and the lessons of history

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If the iron ore price didn't cause an economic boom on the way up, why would it all of a sudden cause a slump on the way down?

It looks like the economy just moved up a gear

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Beyond the headlines and all the talk of doom and gloom, the Australian economy is actually on the up and up.

The real house price boom hasn’t even begun

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Many economics commentators appear to have fundamentally misunderstood the dynamics of the Australian property market.

Mario's victory in Europe

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In a sign the eurozone has turned a corner, the economy is growing, unemployment is falling and the money supply rate is increasing at the strongest pace since the GFC.

Now is not the time for tax reform talk

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Neither the current government nor the opposition are capable of a genuine discussion on tax reform.

The Fed and the ECB face off

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The expansionary monetary policies of the ECB and the Bank of Japan will make it more difficult for the Federal Reserve to achieve policy normalisation.

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