Rates: Where do we go from here?


The RBA provided no surprises following its April board meeting leaving the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%. The RBA remains more confident regarding global growth, see Australian economic growth as moderate, regards the labour market as being mixed, sees a gradual rise in underlying inflation and continues to see conditions in the housing market as varying considerably across the country, but sees recent regulatory measures as reducing the risks associated with high and rising household debt.

This note looks at the outlook for the cash rate, the impact of bank rate hikes and the implications for investors. Read more here