Arguably the most significant lesson is that future Governors should intervene with monetary policy far less than he did
By cutting too far the RBA helped create high inflation. Normalising interest rates is the economically prudent response.
APRA’s changes to liquidity requirements will improvement bank liquidity but won’t stop the need for government assistance during crises
Central banks are repeatedly replenishing the punch bowl when the guests are already trashing the venue
If central banks take away the metaphorical punch bowl, the party would quickly become a riot with asset prices trashed
The announcement that NAB is preparing to call NABHA securities is good news for holders, but it is a reminder of common myths about hybrids
The Federal Government has handed the Australian major banks two big wins over their non-bank competitors
From 2012-2019 central banks should have been unwinding stimulus, but instead they increased it and created a bubble in financial markets and the economy.
The RBA’s decision to cut rates on March 4th seems more about appearances than cold economic logic.
The RBA cut the Cash Rate on October 1st, but it has again failed to put forward a decent argument for why another cut is required.
The retail buyer base for bank hybrids is taking far more risk to get the same return as institutions buying AAA rated Australian RMBS
Central banks are using a monetary policy hammer when economies need a screwdriver. Here’s what they should do instead.