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RBA Cash Rate August 2022: Inching Closer to a Neutral Cash Rate!

As we welcome in a new financial year, we welcome another not-so-surprising change…

The Reserve Bank of Australia has once again lifted the cash rate by 50 basis points, bringing the official rate to 1.85%. This marks the most aggressive rate rise in a 3-month period since 1994 (If you’re wondering,  back then the RBA lifted the cash rate by 200 basis points)

Tune in as Ben breaks down what this hike means in the big picture and unpack these key themes:  

  • Is the world’s biggest economy in a recession already?  
  • The manufactured economic slowdown is now in full swing with another rate rise this month 
  • Unemployment surprises in the upside beating all forecasts for July 

 

Plus, Ben also includes his latest news and commentary on…

👉 The good and the bad: US Property Market slowdown & the raw material rebound

👉 Unpacking 2 key US data reports: Consumer Price & Core inflation   

👉 China’s largest COVID outbreak since 2020 – How is their economic recovery looking? 

👉 The European Central Bank’s first cash rate hike in 11 years  

👉 Unlocking the mindset of the Australian consumer – are we in crisis mode? 

👉 Retail Sales & Inflation: The Biggest Predictor of Slowing Rates  

👉 Property Price Slump: Should you be worried? 

👉  CoreLogic’s Home Value Index – 1 August 2022 

And much more! 

 

Additional free resources:

🔥 Episode 169 | Alan Oster – NAB’s Group Chief Economist – on Interest-Rate Rise, Tax Cut and The Future of Residential Property

🔥 Episode 389 | Interest Rate Rise: What this means for YOU! – Chat with Evan Lucas

🔥 Episode 390 | Will Interest Rates CRASH the Property Market?!

 

And One Final Word…

If you’re worried about your finances or if you have no clarity on your cash flow position, we strongly recommend you to organise your finances now. It’s more important than ever to have a clear view, down to the exact cent, on how much you’re spending each month and how much surplus you’ve got. If you don’t know it, then log in to your Money SMARTS Platform here and update the numbers.

Don’t have an account yet? Create your free access below and we’ll also send you an e-copy of the instruction manual which is also our best-seller book, Make Money Simple Again. Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you right away.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBA Cash Rate July 2022: Yet Another Cash Hike BUT Why Consumer Sentiment is not as bad as it seems?

And just like that, we’re back with another jam-packed economic and RBA update!  

This month saw the RBA lift cash rates by yet another 50 basis points, bringing the cash rate to 1.35% – the biggest month-on-month increase in 22 years and the highest cash rate since early June 2019.

Here’s our other key themes for this month’s economic update: 

  • The world’s leading economies are going to manufacture an economic slowdown to curb global inflation 
  • What do we need to do to break our current upswing in the domestic inflation cycle? 
  • Consumer Sentiment – how worried should we be? 
  • A snapshot look at the 2021 Census Data 
  • And finally, an important Property update 

 

Plus, Ben also includes his latest news and commentary on…

👉 US’s largest rate hike since 1994 
👉 The World Bank & The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cuts growth forecasts
👉 What’s IN and OUT of Australia’s control with its inflation story?
👉 The positive figures in Wage Growth and Unemployment in Australia
👉 The role oversupply is playing in today’s property prices
👉 CoreLogic’s Home Value Index – 30 June 2022 

And heaps more! 

 

Additional free resources:

🔥 Episode 009 | Buying Counter Cyclical
🔥 Episode 73 | Building a property portfolio in a tough market – Chat with Damian Collins
🔥 Episode 76 | Building a property portfolio after the boom – Chat with Veronica Morgan
🔥 Episode 389 | Interest Rate Rise: What this means for YOU! – Chat with Evan Lucas 

 

And One Final Word…

If you’re worried about your finances or if you have no clarity on your cash flow position, we strongly recommend you to organise your finances now. It’s more important than ever to have a clear view, down to the exact cent, on how much you’re spending each month and how much surplus you’ve got. If you don’t know it, then log in to your Money SMARTS Platform here and update the numbers.

Don’t have an account yet? Create your free access below and we’ll also send you an e-copy of the instruction manual which is also our best-seller book, Make Money Simple Again. Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you right away.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBA Cash Rate June 2022: Onwards & Upwards: How high will interest rates go?

The RBA has released its June update and boy is there a lot going on!   

Not only do we have a new Federal Government behind the wheel, but after lifting interest rates for the first time in 11.5 years in its May update, this month saw the RBA lift cash rates by a massive 50 basis points, bringing the cash rate to 0.85% 😲

A certain sector within the property market is also facing a new threat…how will it impact the wider industry if it crumbles under pressure?  

Tune in to this episode where Ben explains this challenge and unpacks these three key themes for this month’s economic update: 

  • The persisting global inflation challenges
  • We have a new Federal Government with their hands on the economic wheel – the big question is, how well can they drive? 
  • The RBA is at it again increasing the cash rate – and they’re not done yet…

 

Plus, Ben also includes his latest news and commentary on…

👉 Russia and the Global Oil Story: How will this tale end?
👉 China faces the largest fall in Industrial Production in 32 years
👉 The persisting worldwide inflation challenges
👉 How good is the Australian economy compared to other global players?
👉 The RBA’s decision: How soon can we expect it to rise again?! 
👉 What challenges have the new Federal Government inherited?
👉 The New Build Crisis: Will it cause the wider market to slide under pressure?
👉 CoreLogic’s Monthly Dwelling Princes Index – June 2022
👉 Overall Property Market Outlook for mid-2022  

And much more! 

 

Additional free resources:

🔥 Episode 73 | Building a property portfolio in a tough market – Chat with Damian Collins
🔥 Episode 76 | Building a property portfolio after the boom – Chat with Veronica Morgan
🔥 Episode 389 | Interest Rate Rise: What this means for YOU! – Chat with Evan Lucas 

 

 

And One Final Word…

If you’re worried about your finances or if you have no clarity on your cash flow position, we strongly recommend you to organise your finances now. It’s more important than ever to have a clear view, down to the exact cent, on how much you’re spending each month and how much surplus you’ve got. If you don’t know it, then log in to your Money SMARTS Platform here and update the numbers.

Don’t have an account yet? Create your free access below and we’ll also send you an e-copy of the instruction manual which is also our best-seller book, Make Money Simple Again. Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you right away.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBA Cash Rate May 2022: Cash Rate to 0.35% – Find out what’s next here!

As we speed through the first half of 2022, we’re back with another announcement from the Reserve Bank of Australia!  

The RBA’s May update is not only packed with global economic news from the ongoing war in Ukraine to China’s hard lockdowns but sees the RBA raise interest rates for the first time in 11.5 years.  

Tune in now to hear Ben’s evaluation of the update and his predictions for the future!   

 

Here are our three other key themes for this month’s economic 

  • Global inflation,
  • The impacts of global interest rates, and 
  • What the RBA did today… 

Plus, Ben also includes his latest news and commentary on…

  • The World Bank and IMF cuts 2022 Growth Outlook  
  • How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is impacting the global economy 
  • China’s COVID crisis: will they relax their policies?  
  • The macro drivers behind global inflation: How long will it last?  
  • Why the RBA has decided to hike interest rates… 
  • The US’s mixed economic report  
  • Low unemployment levels, falling consumer sentiment and the lack of wage growth data in Australia.
  • CoreLogic’s Home Value Index – May 2022 
  • And heaps more!  

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBA Cash Rate April 2022: An Invasion, a Mandate and a Federal Budget… What does this mean for you?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has just released their cash rate folks! A lot has been happening both internationally and domestically over the past month. The Russia-Ukraine war continues, the floods in QLD & NSW, the release of the Federal Budget 2022/23 and heaps more.  

For today’s RBA release, here are our three other key themes for this month’s economic 

  • The current economic impact of Russia’s invasion 
  • Will China’s Covid elimination mandate cause further global supply & inflation problems? 
  • What’s next for the Aussie Economy? 

 

Plus, Ben also includes his latest news and commentary on…

  • US’s recent interest rate announcement and their take on Inflation 
  • How is the global inflation story affecting the Equity Markets? 
  • Australia’s GDP Data for the December Quarter 
  • RBA’s standpoint on inflation and their next rate rise 
  • The recently released Federal Budget 
  • Recent Housing Credit and Building Approvals announcement 
  • CoreLogic’s Home Value Index – 31 March 2022 
  • And heaps more! 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

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