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.

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.

A Greek default could trigger market mayhem

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The market is in the mood for selling bonds -- and a Greek default could cause some serious short-term carnage.

Could recession be avoided by a simple retail bond?

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With the hunt for yield becoming increasingly risky, retirees are under attack for trying to earn a decent return. A retail bond market could be the answer.

Talk of the dollar's demise is premature

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It's expected that once the Fed hikes rates, the Aussie dollar will trend lower. But so far the market appears unwilling to take the local unit much below US76c.

After 230,000 jobs, could Crazy Glenn still cut?

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Nothing is likely to change the RBA's bearish outlook on the economy -- not even a strong showing from the labour market.

The housing unaffordability myth

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There is no housing affordability crisis, it's just basic economics that not everyone will be able to afford a place in traditionally attractive areas.

Clowns, Joe? It's a circus out there

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There's a huge disparity between what's going on out in the real world and what statisticians and a handful of economists say should be happening.

The Federation just isn't working

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NSW is booming, while Queensland has just called a recession. Is it time to split the Federation into two or more currency unions?

The recession we don't have to have

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Neither business nor the government is offering a positive growth narrative for the Australian market. But it doesn't have to be this way.

The threat posed by peak debt

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If Australia has hit peak debt then the potential growth rate of the economy must have fallen.

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.

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