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.

Emerging markets can fuel a commodities turnaround

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Although commodity prices won't return to their pre-GFC peaks, the potential for growth in emerging markets means that there is scope for a rebound.

Fears of a third world debt crisis are overblown

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As a US rate hike approaches, fears are mounting that capital outflows from emerging markets might intensify.

Growth or yield? Go for both

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Investors don’t have to choose between growth and yield. They can go for both.

Japan's recession could fire up the currency wars

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Japan slipping back into recession risks not only an intensification of the global currency wars, but also higher financial market volatility.

The tide is turning for the sharemarket

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While consumer confidence has rebounded, the Australian sharemkaret has languished in a pit of despair -- but perhaps not for much longer.

Summers and Krugman are wrong

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The problem with the Summers-Krugman thesis on US rates is that it overlooks that the GFC was a financial crisis, not a crisis of the underlying economy.

Why out-of-cycle rate hikes won't shock the economy

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Mortgage rates are so low right now that the recent hikes won't drag on consumer spending and could even spur confidence.

Better days may convince the RBA to wait

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The shift in market pricing from a cut in December to February appears more reasonable.

A rate cut will send the wrong message

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If the RBA cuts the cash rate, there's a real risk it will reverse the recent lift in business and consumer confidence.

Can the Fed even hike rates?

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Even if the Federal Reserve does pull the rate trigger, with so much cash sloshing around the federal funds market it no longer has the same ability to influence overnight interest rates.

Why China is cutting rates

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Despite concerns about China's burgeoning debt pile, the central bank's decision to cut rates in a bid to shore up growth makes sense.

The hunt for yield is dead, long live the hunt for yield!

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One look at the behaviour of central banks around the world suggests the game isn't over yet for yield stocks.

Two reasons commodities may have found a bottom

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While it is unlikely that commodity prices will stage a material rebound, there is a good chance that a trough has been found.

Excessive regulation will cripple the banks

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The extreme approach taken by Australia's financial regulators has created greater uncertainty and has needlessly hobbled the financial sector.

Inflation is the big question for markets

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The most important question for the market right now is whether the globe is gripped by a renewed disinflationary pulse, or whether inflation is actually on the up.

Why investors should embrace the emerging market crisis

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While market volatility is no doubt here to stay, the relative resilience of emerging economies should give investors the confidence to make some long-term bets.

Why the RBA should leave rates on hold

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The market expects the Reserve Bank to cut before the end of the year, but there are many reasons to keep rates steady.

A golden age for growth

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The IMF's latest research points to a very positive period for Australia over the next three years.

Spending cuts, lower taxes will boost growth

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The idea that slashing government spending will induce a recession is flawed.

Market fears on global growth are easing

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Many investors parked their money in cash as volatility buffeted the equity and commodity markets, but concerns about global growth now appear to be subsiding.

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