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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.
4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.
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Thursday, 24 January 2013
Is the cost of living soaring or not?
Firstly, an interesting series here looking at the implied odds of an interest rate cut through the most recent 9 trading days:
Note how the futures markets priced in a jump in the implied percentage likelihood of a cut (up to 39%) yesterday following the soft inflation (CPI) data.
I must admit, if I was a gambling man I would take on those odds and have a punt of rates on hold at 3.00%. Strangely I do get requests from gambling websites to advertise on this blog but I don't think the "fit" would be right, somehow...
Anyway, I believe we would need to see some adverse news in the next 12 days to see another cut so soon.
While on the subject of CPI and inflation, take a look at this from Peter Martin. Note how inflation is sitting in the targeted 2-3% range and compare this to how Channel 10 reports the soaring cost of living.
Interesting economic journalist Peter Martin, and an outstanding one.