Uncertain markets change direction again

Markets have reassessed the risk of inflation. On today’s podcast NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says the fear for equity markets is a Fed that might raise interest rates aggressively if it is behind the curve.

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Inflation, confidence and retail, merely temporary

Markets are optimistic despite slow retail sales, lower consumer confidence and rising inflation expectations. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says there’s an acceptance that much of these are short term effects.

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Fewer jobless claims and hopes of a faster recovery

Equities bounced back in the US today, as attention switches beyond temporary inflation to the US getting back to work. All the signs we are seeing are that the US is reopening, say David de Garis.

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The inflation shock we were warned about

US CPI numbers came in much higher than expected, with a swift market reaction. NAB’s David de Garis says the bond market reaction has been mature, but you could argue that the equity market has overreacted. Listen to his explanation of today’s Morning Call podcast.

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Vertigo and Inflation Fears

The rise in shares this year might have given investors vertigo, says NAB’s Gavin Friend, but the main reason for a fall in equities this week has been rising evidence of mounting inflation.

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Inflation, hugs and shrinking deficits

Inflation concerns continue to grow. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril explain why this hits tech stocks so hard. Plus a look ahead to tonight’s Aussie budget, and why cable has had such a good session.

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Random Stuff

Whose Law Governs the Cloud?

If your customer data is stored in the cloud could you be impacted by the US Patriot Act? I talk to Microsoft’s Jeff Bullwinkle.

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Lockdowns abound, still no fiscal deal in US

Lockdowns are a growing concern around the world says NAB’s Rodrigo Catril, as Melbourne heads into a stage four containment.

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Who’s got the right idea on COVID-19 stimulus?

There’s a multitude of ways that governments and central banks are attempting to protect their economies from the COVID-19 lockdown. I ask @profstevekeen which ones really stack up?

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