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RBA Cash Rate June 2024 | Australia Faces Slowest GDP Growth in Decades

Welcome to the fourth RBA Rate Release of 2024 with Ben Kingsley and Evan Lucas!   

Here’s a sneak peek into what our hosts cover in today’s episode: 

📺 RBA’s Cash Rate Decision: Find out all about the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate decision, as announced at 2.30pm (AEST) today! 

📈 Australia’s GDP Growth Woes: Australia’s economic growth has slowed significantly, with GDP growth hitting its lowest since the early ’90s recession. But population growth is helping to keep the country from a full-blown recession. Meanwhile, the RBA is getting restless with inflation still running high. 

🏅 Employment Market Tightness: Australia’s job market is super tight, with strong demand for workers and a record number of people juggling multiple jobs. This shows some economic strength, but falling household savings amidst rising consumption could mean trouble ahead. 

🏠 Property Market Trends: Property finance is on the rise, with more new loan commitments for owner-occupier housing and investment properties. Ben breaks down land tax and rental yields across different states, giving us key insights into the property market and what it means for investors and policymakers. 

Whether you’re an investor, homeowner, or just curious about economic trends, this episode is packed with valuable insights! 

PSA: If it’s been some time since you last took a look at your home loan, it might be time to hit up your Mortgage Broker and get a review sorted.

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RBA Cash Rate May 2024 | The Inflation Psychology Story

Welcome to the third RBA Rate Release of 2024 with Ben Kingsley and Evan Lucas!  

Here’s a sneak peek into what our hosts cover in today’s episode: 

📺 RBA’s Interest Rate Decision: Find out all about the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate decision, as announced at 2.30pm (AEDT) today! 

📈 Australia’s Inflation Challenges: The Q1 inflation rate is at a stubborn 3.6%, which is above the RBA’s comfort zone of 2-3%. Find out why non-tradables like healthcare and rental housing are giving inflation a nudge, as well as the potential interest rate adjustments in light of the upcoming federal budget. 

🏅 Employment Landscape: While there are mixed trends in US and Australia’s employment situations, Australia shows many positive signs with record-high participation rates and an all-time high in female employment. 

🏠 Property Market Dynamics: Despite expectations, property prices in Australia are on the rise. We’ll explore the ups and downs of the market, driven by high demand in some areas and scarcity in others. Get ready for a deep dive into what’s happening now and what it means for future property investments. 

💰 The Inflation Psychology Story: Ever heard of the “buy now or regret later” mindset? It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy where high prices make people rush to buy, which, in turn, keeps prices high. Ben & Evan discuss this consumer mindset and its effects on inflation. 

Whether you’re a seasoned investor, house hunter, or just curious about economic trends, this episode is a must-listen!  

 

 

PSA: If it’s been some time since you last took a look at your home loan, it might be time to hit up your Mortgage Broker and get a review sorted.

If you’re on the lookout for an investment-savvy Mortgage Broker, our award-winning sister company Empower Wealth has you covered! Empower Wealth’s expert team can give your current mortgage a once-over – just fill in the form below to book your free consultation.












RBA Cash Rate Mar 2024 | Are We Facing Challenges with Sticky Inflation?

Welcome to the second RBA Rate Release of 2024!

Once again, our esteemed independent economist Evan Lucas and affable host, Ben Kingsley, reunite to decipher the latest economic trends and data in this month’s episode.

In this instalment, we embark on a journey into the realm of economics – endeavouring to unravel its rich tapestry and better understand its implications. Here’s a glimpse into the topics Ben & Evan will cover:

📈 Sticky Inflation in the US: We delve into inflation and its tenacity within the US economy, exploring its implications for consumers and businesses alike.

📊 Deep Dive into December GDP Quarter Numbers: We take a close look at the recently released GDP quarter numbers for the Australian market, seeking to glean insights into the underlying economic dynamics.

🏦 Bank of Japan’s Interest Rate Decision: Venture with us into the East as we explore the deliberations of the Bank of Japan regarding a potential rate “hike” after over 15 years, and its potential ripple effects on the global economic landscape.

🇦🇺 Australian Economic Outlook and Predictions: We offer our perspectives on the prevailing economic conditions in Australia and the conundrum faced by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) as it navigates through uncertain waters.

💡 Monetary Policy and its Limitations: We discuss the effectiveness of monetary policy as the sole tool for managing inflation, considering interest rate movements only impacts one-third of the Australian population.

Join us as we embark on this quest to demystify the complexities of the economic realm and provide clarity amidst the fog of uncertainty. Now, let’s delve into this month’s update!

 

 

PSA: If it’s been some time since you last took a look at your home loan, it might be time to hit up your Mortgage Broker and get a review sorted.

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481 | Property Market Outlook 2024

 

It’s everybody’s favourite time of the year…  

(No, it’s not Christmas. Or your birthday. Well, it’s actually OUR birthday month and we’re giving you a present: Our Free Suburb Report 😉) 

It is, however, that time of year when we bring you…  

Our 2024 Property Market Outlook!   

Using expert data from the past 12 months and our own countless years of experience, we’re covering…  

👉 The headlines we saw in 2023 (and the #1 biggest derailer the Gov didn’t expect) 
👉 Why did we see housing prices soar? (With economic insights)
👉 The Big Focus of 2024, plus the one critical number the RBA is waiting to change before interest rates drop

👉 Where will the plane land? Interest rates, inflation figures & the easing cycle  
👉 What investors want to see in business investment data
👉 The Supply Story: What data reveals about future sale and rent volume   
👉 The downside risks and critical upsides in 2024
👉 Will property prices grow over the next 12 months?  
👉 The Rental Story: Will the crisis continue?  
👉 The most challenged markets and what markets we predict to see growth in!  
👉 Rental Rises: Who are the price makers and takers today?      

Tune in now to hear us honestly assess the past predictions and forecast the future of Australia’s housing market! 

  

P.S. The Property Investors Council of Australia (PICA) needs support! As mentioned in “What’s Making Property News”, PICA is a not-for-profit organisation that gives property investors across Australia a voice. Any membership or donation helps. Become a member, donate or find out more today >>   

 

Free Stuff Mentioned

  • Our Birthday Present to You: Free Suburb Report 
    Go one level deeper than our Property Market Outlook. Learn how your suburb has performed and its changing community and properties. ‘Cos it’s our birthday month, we’re also giving it away for $0 (Usually RRP $40)   
  • Share what’s on your mind through our SpeakPipe: Leave us your raving reviews, little lifehacks and burning questions – and if we mention it on the podcast, you’ll get a free Start & Build course as our thank you 😊   

 

Timestamps

  • 0:00 – Property Market Outlook 2024 
  • 1:39 – Free Suburb Report  
  • 5:29 – Thank you, Muzzaaa (Let us know what’s on your mind & get a free Start & Build course!)  
  • 6:27 – Mindset Minute: There are two ways to use money… 
  • 7:14 – What happened in 2023?  
  • 10:07 – Why have housing prices soared?  
  • 11:37 – Last year, we got THIS wrong…  
  • 12:20 – The Water Wheel is slowing 
  • 14:44 – The big headline of 2024 
  • 15:07 – What we want to see in Business Investment data 
  • 17:15 – Are businesses and government still splurging on spending?  
  • 18:45 – The number that needs to change before interest rates drop… 
  • 21:27 – The drivers of demand  
  • 23:51 – Our assumptions  
  • 26:32 – The dangerous derailers  
  • 27:29 – The supply story: What the data reveals about future sales and rent volume  
  • 30:01 – New financing for investors & owner-occupiers 
  • 32:51 – The incoming storm: The #7 downside risks 
  • 35:38 – Here’s the exciting upsides!  
  • 37:06 – Buyer Demand across Australia 
  • 38:59 – Days on Market & Vendor Discounts: What do they signal?  
  • 41:32 – Use THIS sophisticated tool for predicting growth…  
  • 43:53 – Good signs for property prices  
  • 45:31 The rental story: Will the crisis continue?  
  • 48:12 – The most challenged markets 
  • 50:29 – Let’s consolidate: Big 4 bank’s outlook & what markets we predict to see growth 
  • 53:38 – The Commuter Belt is driving… 
  • 54:44 – Why Melbourne is a challenged market  
  • 58:56 – Predictions for Sydney  
  • 1:01:38 – Our advice for 2024  

And… 

  • 1:05:44 – Lifehack: Sleep is the best meditation. Here’s how to ease yourself into it.
  • 1:09:57 – WMPN: Help give investors a voice through supporting PICA 

 

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