Oliver’s Insights – Australian house prices back from the abyss – seven things you need to know about the Australian property market

The attached note takes a look at the outlook for the Australian residential property market. The key points are as follows: The Australian housing market remains far more complicated than optimists & doomsters portray it to be. Yes, it’s expensive and heavily indebted but talk of mortgage stress is overstated & it’s been undersupplied. The…

Oliver’s Insights – RBA cuts rates to a new record low – why? will it work? how low will rates go? and what does it mean for investors?

The attached note looks at the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to cut the official cash rate by 0.25% to a new record low of 1.25%. The key points are as follows: The RBA’s latest rate cut is aimed at heading off a further slowing in growth which would threaten higher unemployment and lower for…