It was a surprise to nobody that the RBA held rates steady today. However, with six more meetings to go this year, there’s plenty of time for the RBA to cut further. Despite the poor payrolls data after the Australian market closed on Friday, the US Federal Reserve is still looking to raise rates, but even Janet Yellen doesn’t seem to know when. Given this volatile background, what do Livewire contributor’s think about the future for Australian rates? And what does this mean for the AUD? Stephen Koukoulas from Market Economics said "it is unlikely the RBA will cut interest rates again in this cycle. Inflation is at its cyclical low, and global inflation is lifting. There is also clear evidence the house price boom has been rekindled in recent months, fuelled in part by record low interest rates.”