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Why RBA boss Phil Lowe is chill as housing heats up

  • And, of course, Dr Lowe will have had a close look at the Reserve Bank's own confidential research that argues that house values could jump 30 per cent over three years if near-zero interest rates persist.
  • According to an internal Reserve Bank briefing note dated last November, a permanent 1 percentage point cut in the cash rate would increase real house prices by 30 per cent after about three years.
  • The combination of a high jobless rate and extremely weak wages growth will act as a brake on rising house prices.
  • The combination of a high jobless rate – although the unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 per cent in December, it is still significantly above pre-pandemic levels – and extremely weak wages growth will act as a brake on rising house prices.

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Joe Biden inauguration day: American decline the spectre that will haunt President Biden

  • Can Joe Biden really bring the US people together and restore faith in America’s future?
  • The day of the presidential inauguration is when an American president must rise above the deep divisions of politics and reach to the higher duty of representing the nation.
  • Indeed, the challenges are daunting: a pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans, the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and widespread racial and cultural tensions.
  • American decline is the spectre that haunts US politics, and it helps explain why Donald Trump won power four years ago and why Bernie Sanders emerged as a major figure in Democratic presidential primaries.
  • A dim prospect of national unity does not doom progress on ending America's uncivil war, as Joe Biden outlined in a speech full of allusions to Abraham Lincoln.

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US small-cap stocks have raced ahead of their bigger peers in 2021. Experts say a number of factors could send them higher.

  • Small-caps crashed in March when coronavirus first took hold around the world: the Russell 2000 plunged more than 40% from the middle of February to the middle of March.
  • Suddenly, smaller firms - whose stocks were cheaper - started to look like they could deliver higher returns in 2021 as the economy recovered.
  • This is in large part because the Russell 2000 index of small-caps is "more cyclically biased" than many of the bigger indexes, says Philip Lawlor, head of global investment research at FTSE Russell, which runs the 2000.
  • Gowen says rising growth and inflation, which has been pushing up bond yields, would be helpful to the financial firms that make up around 15% of the index, according to Siblis research.
  • Lawlor says 2021 could bring a "double whammy" for small-cap shares if the Democrats choose to take a tougher line on the big tech firms.

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US small-cap stocks start 2021 in fine form as Russell 2000 jumps - Business Insider

  • Small-caps crashed in March when coronavirus first took hold around the world: the Russell 2000 plunged more than 40% from the middle of February to the middle of March.
  • Suddenly, smaller firms – whose stocks were cheaper – started to look like they could deliver higher returns in 2021 as the economy recovered.
  • In recent weeks, the victory of Democrats in the Georgia runoff elections has further boosted small-caps, paving the way for Joe Biden to unveil a $1.9 trillion stimulus package on Thursday.
  • Gowen says rising growth and inflation, which has been pushing up bond yields, would be helpful to the financial firms that make up around 15% of the index, according to Siblis research.
  • Lawlor says 2021 could bring a "double whammy" for small-cap shares if the Democrats choose to take a tougher line on the big tech firms.

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Why we should stick with the 12pc super guarantee rate

  • The review adds that even if the super guarantee rises to 12 per cent, more affluent retirees will still need to draw down more on their savings in retirement if they're to achieve the 65 to 75 per cent benchmark.
  • Because it's imprudent to assume that Australia will always be affluent enough to afford to pay retirees a satisfactory old-age pension, it makes sense to encourage people to build up the financial capacity to fund their own retirement.
  • It's clear that the 9.5 per cent super guarantee rate is only enough to fund a satisfactory retirement if people are prepared to chew through their savings – an option most retirees reject.

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