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.

Australia shouldn't fret about losing its AAA rating

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There are plenty of good reasons why Australia should bolster its budget position, but fear of a credit rating downgrade is not one of them.

Are Australian living standards really under threat?

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There are suggestions that Australia is experiencing a 'new normal' growth rate that will hit our living standards.

Our prosperity is built on more than just luck

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Despite what commentators say, the Australian economy is healthy, with conditions and confidence near the highest levels seen since the GFC.

Hey Yellen – about that rate hike ...

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The flurry of positive economic data suggests the Fed should hike rates sooner rather than later, but a couple of factors could delay a move until next year.

It’s a commodity rout, so should we buy the miners?

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Plunging commodity prices have hit BHP and Rio hard, with both stocks not far off their post-GFC lows. Buying them now could pay off in the long run.

The Australian dollar has rarely been cheaper

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The Reserve Bank wants to drive the Australian dollar lower, but it is already looking undervalued.

The RBA's confused case against negative gearing

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Despite recommending a review into negative gearing, the RBA has provided little evidence to support its view.

Why are markets so certain of another cut?

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Markets are priced for a further easing as early as October, but it's unclear where that certainty comes from given the firming in local economic conditions.

Setting Australia right

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Real productivity reform would require two crucial steps to be taken, but most economists simply can't accept them.

China's foray into capitalism ends in a wild ride

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Despite all the stockmarket noise, China’s long-term growth prospects remain positive – although investor confidence will take some time to return.

The truth revealed – houses are cheap

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Claims by an RBA official about Australia's housing market have caused a bit of a furore.

The next act in the Greek drama

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Europe has bent over backward to accommodate Greece and got nothing in return. Alexis Tsipras has a decision to make.

Why foreign investors fear the falling dollar

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A weaker Australian dollar might help with the rebalancing process, but it's also dampening foreign investor interest in local equities.

How long will the asset price boom last?

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After six years of low rates and a dizzying search for yield, it's important to consider how long the party will keep going.

Japan looks like land of rising equity value

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There is still decent value in equities for those investors who are prepared to do their research.

Can a Grexit be avoided?

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The Greek Prime Minister's call for a referendum is needlessly exacerbating economic hardship for Greek citizens – and for no apparent purpose.

Australia's chance to outshine the world

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The IMF's misguided policy recommendations for Australia will harm our economy down the track. It's in our economic interest to ignore them.

Australian stocks are still cheap and attractive

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Aussie equities are relatively cheap against a broad range of markets – bonds, foreign equities, gold and property.

The RBA should stock up on gold, and fast

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With currency no longer a good store of value, holding large-scale foreign exchange reserves is reckless. The Reserve Bank needs to buy more gold.

One reason to be bullish on Australia

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While the doomsayers at home bemoan the impending economic gloom, foreign investors are busy getting a slice of the action.

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