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 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.

The US dollar – how high is too high?

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While the US dollar isn't particularly high relative to history, we are getting into dangerous territory and the trigger point for US action can't be far away.

What's the rates end game?

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The only way out of the mess created by unconventional monetary policies is for central banks to work in unison to normalise rates in a coordinated fashion.

Don't bank on a Fed rate rise this year

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In determining whether the Fed is running out of patience and keen to hike rates, investors need to ask themselves just one question: what's really changed?

Foreigners are not to blame for the unemployment 'crisis'

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There's no need to reduce the number of immigrants coming to Australia. Economic growth remains strong enough to create jobs, the real problem is with the data.

Is the Aussie bond bubble about to burst?

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The US Federal Reserve is the global rate setter, so whether the Reserve Bank cuts or holds, the implication for domestic rates is that the curve will continue to steepen.

A miracle! Or a crisis?

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The concern over rampant government spending is all an illusion. Australia has actually been in the clutches of a modest austerity program for the past two years.

China's rate cut won't spur growth

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The PBOC's recent rate moves will do little to fend off a hard landing, but then again China isn't actually confronting one.

How low will the RBA go?

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The market expects the official cash rate to be 50 basis points lower by the end of the year, but the window for a rate cut is actually quite narrow, for two reasons.

Australia has its head in the sand

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Forget dismal predictions of an impending downturn, we need to start focusing on the huge opportunities that exist in the rapidly expanding economies of Asia.

Either way, it’s a Greek tragedy

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There’s no silver lining, but staying in the eurozone and drastically cutting expenditure is the least painful route for Greek citizens.

A crude awakening for the oil market

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With oil prices driven more by changes in expectations about future market conditions than the fundamentals of supply and demand, expect the volatility to continue.

Australia's self-perpetuating downturn

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Business confidence has become detached from the economic cycle, while gains in consumer confidence are likely a false dawn. And the RBA is just making things worse.

Without an economic narrative, Abbott is doomed

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Clinging to the status quo will only heighten the risk of economic and political failure. Tony Abbott needs to change course quickly.

Is it time to peg the Australian dollar?

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The Reserve Bank's moves are only increasing policy uncertainty and diminishing consumer confidence, but there might be a solution.

Abbott must wrestle policy power back from the RBA

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Policymakers appear to be in a blind panic, desperately cutting rates in the misguided hope that it will have a positive effect. Abbott must take charge and set the country on the right course.

Gold's star shines bright

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The inevitable hangover from central banks' QE experiment will see investors flock to the yellow metal to protect their wealth.

Will the ECB’s bazooka lift stocks?

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The ECB's QE program is yet another policy designed to provide liquidity to the European economy. But liquidity isn't the problem.

Australia's record jobs growth is a game-changer

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The numbers confirm the underlying economy is growing at a solid clip, but will it sway the Reserve Bank's stance on a rate cut?

Sizing up China's true influence on the economy

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Economic growth in the US matters much more to Australia's prospects than a slowdown in China. Here's why.

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