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RBA March 2019 Announcement – What’s causing the deterioration in our economy?

It’s the first Tuesday of the month folks… which means the RBA Board has met and announced the official cash rate for March 2019!

As widely anticipated, the Cash Rate has remained on 1.5%.

Now if you tuned in to last week’s episode with Dr Andrew Wilson, you would notice that he forecasted the next rate cut to be as early as April!
Bill Evans, Chief Economist at Westpac on the other hand, is anticipating not one, but two rate cuts on the second half of the year.

What has triggered this and what do we think is going to happen? Why is it that most economists are forecasting a rate cut instead of a rate hike? Ben explains all this and more in this episode.

If you’d like to check out his previous commentaries, click here.

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This video 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

 

Episode 221 | Dr. Andrew Wilson – The Scare Campaign We Had To Have

“Housing markets shouldn’t be leading monetary policy; they’re a response to monetary policy.” — Dr Andrew Wilson

 

Folks, our guest for this week is Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist at My Housing Market, who is sounding more bullish than bearish when it comes to Australia’s property market and overall economic outlook!

To give you an idea, Dr Wilson provides comprehensive property market insights and is a highly-regarded and prolific housing market speaker, as well as a keynote presenter for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and an appointed housing market expert and adviser to the Federal Government funded Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. He’s also a repeat offender on the Couch, gracing us with his invaluable insights all the way back in Episode 87!

Oh, and of course, he also holds a PhD and Masters by Research in Housing Market Economics. Just sayin’.

So if the uncertainty of the property market is sending your confidence out of whack, let’s go up 30ft around the country and see what’s coming up over that hill. You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the regions that might be worth your attention this year, as well as when the interest rate will potentially drop this year, according to the Chief Economist himself.

Spoiler… the Scare Campaign just might lose its edge!

 

While we don’t want to take the limelight from today’s guest… we should probably let you know here too…. The Property Couch Turns FOUR this week!! Yep, it’s our 4th Birthday, wooooooo 🙂

To help us celebrate, you’ve all made Make Money Simple Again, our latest money management book, a #1 Best Seller! So thank you for our awesome gift!!!! (According to Ben, “We’re now officially out of nappies.”)

 

 Here’s What You’ll Learn in This Episode…

  • What’s Happening Around the Grounds In the Australian Property Market?
  • Will confidence shift any time soon?
  • What are Auction Clearance Rates in Sydney demonstrating at the moment?
  • What are the pressing economic insights coming to light at the moment?
  • Why hasn’t monetary policy worked?
  • When does Dr Andrew Wilson think RBA might drop the cash rate?
  • What p[problems are we facing now?
  • What’s going to happen with new developments this year?
  • Have we seen the peak of the apartment boom?
  • How is an interest rate rise a GOOD thing?
  • What’s the current savings-ratio? When was the last time it was this low?
  • What must you focus on in order to get a loan approved?
  • What does Andrew think about the Royal Commission’s findings?
  • How is employment and wage growth feeding into the economic climate?
  • How will the international economy affect Australia’s economy?
  • What’s Dr Wilson’s message to property investing over the next 2 -3 years?
  • Can you expect a roller coaster ride?
  • What’s his opinion on the Negative Gearing Policy?
  • Are developers in favour of the Negative Gearing Policty? Why/Why not?
  • What are the POSITIVES we’re seeing in the market?
  • How many auctions were in Melbourne last week? How many sold?
  • What will likely be the top performing area this year?
  • When’s a good time to think about buying?

 

We also take a trip around every Australian State and Territory in Australia, so expect to find insights into…

  • Predictions for houses and units in each area (GOLD!)
  • In and around Sydney
  • Melbourne and its regions
  • Adelaide
  • Hobart
  • Far North and Central QLD – including, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Cairns
  • Perth (and what the vacancy rates are suggesting)
  • Darwin

 

 

 

 

Episode 218 | The Warning Signs of an Economy in Trouble

Folks, while we’d love to bring you GOOD news all the time, unfortunately, some things — like the economy! — are simply out of our hands 🙁

So if you heard from us this morning because you receive our VIP emails (download the free chapter of Make Money Simple Again if want to be a part of our tribe), then you’ll know that the economy in not looking…… ahh…… too crash hot.

Here’s why…

As we’ll soon explain, there’s quite a few reasons why the Australian economy’s underperforming — but here’s the TOP TWO big things we are unpacking to tackle today’s episode…

  1. The Banking Royal Commission’s Final Report (and the unintended consequences some of the 76 recommendations will have)
  2. Governor Lowe and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)’s latest cash rate and commentary

 

If you’re not familiar with some of the things we refer to in today’s episode, here’s a rundown of the resources and commentary we refer too…

And the Less-Serious Stuff…

 

Here are the highlights…

 

 

RBA Feb 2019 Announcement – What’s causing the deterioration in our economy?

Today’s RBA announcement is more important than all of last year’s “business as usual” announcements… which is why Ben has dedicated more time to explaining it this time around.

Yes, the Cash Rate has remained on 1.5%.

But that’s more to this episode then just the cash rate. Why?

Because there are now more data flowing in, suggesting that over the last quarter of last year the economy appears to be in sharp decline.

In this episode, Ben explain to you why he thinks this is happening, what’s going to happen to interest rates now and where there might be a great opportunity for some.
Of course, given recent news with the Banking Royal Commission’s Final Report, he also highlights the significance of some of the 76 recommendations, and how this impacts the finance sector.

If you’d like to check out his previous commentaries, click here.

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This video 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

 

Episode 216 | Margaret Lomas – Everything You Need To Know To Invest In 2019!

Folks, our Summer Series just wouldn’t be complete without the Titan of property investing paying a visit!!

So here to give you the insights is none other than one of Australia’s most recognised and respected Property Experts…… Margaret Lomas!

As the Director and Founder of Destiny Financial Solutions, a best-selling author of EIGHT property investment books and the host of the brand new Web TV show, My Property TV, Margaret is an active property investor, a Qualified Property Investment Advisor and is also on the board of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).

PLUS, you might recognise her voice from Episode 150 | Margaret Lomas: How this mother of 5 turned $80,000 into a multimillion dollar property empire!

 

Here’s what you can expect from today’s show…

 

 

Missed earlier episodes in The Summer Series?

Episode 204 |Peter Koulizos – What he’d like to do about Negative Gearing

Episode 205 | Expelled at 15 and 3 properties by 22 – Chat with Jack Henderson

Episode 206 | Nerida Conisbee – What’s Happening Around the Ground in the Australian Property Market?

Episode 207 | Pete Wargent – The Real Story Behind the Charts

Episode 208 | Tom Panos – Making MORE Money While You Sleep in 2019

Episode 209 | Veronica Morgan – From the coalface of the Sydney Property Market

Episode 210 | How to Recover from Making Every Mistake Possible in the Investing Game – Chat with John Hartill

Episode 211 | How to build a portfolio OUTSIDE the capital cities – Chat with Jill Stewart

Episode 212 | Stuart Wemyss – The Common Sense Approach to Superannuation, Royal Commission and Negative Gearing

Episode 213 | Jane Slack-Smith – How to Adjust your Renovation Strategy for 2019?

Episode 214 | Fiona Bengtsson – From Near Bankruptcy to 11 Renovations and counting!

Episode 215 | Jordan Bill – How Money S.M.A.R.T.S. Transformed Their Family’s Life

 

 

P.S. Don’t forget,

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Want a Free Copy of The Golden Highlights? You can get it here.

 

 

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