The RBA cut the official cash rate to a record low of 0.75% in October. And unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know the big 4 are showing reluctance to follow suit. Wage growth is muted, consumer sentiment is weak and the IMF just slashed Australia’s economic growth forecast to just 1.7%. So, where does this leave the Australian bond market?
We had the opportunity to sit down with Adam Bowe, Portfolio manager at PIMCO Investment Management to ascertain his views on the key market drivers in this brave new world. As Adam points out, as interest rates stay lower for longer the search for yield becomes ever more challenging.
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I still cannot wrap my head around banks being able to lend money which they physically don't possess. Nevertheless it produces a slipper pole which savers cannot climb.