The Rate Debate

What do you get when you throw a 32-year-fixed-income veteran into the room with a 32-year-old fixed income millennial? The Rate Debate.

Darren Langer and Chris Rands are seasoned fixed income specialists with a deep passion for bond markets and an opinion on just about everything. And while they may sit facing each other at work, they don’t always see eye-to-eye.

Tune-in each month to hear their take on the RBA’s interest rate decision and other macro matters that are influencing markets.

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Ep3: Thursday 19 March 2020

Special Edition: The RBA Announcement

In response to the coronavirus epidemic, the RBA cut the cash rate to 0.25% and announced a number of QE measures. In the long run, will the government’s response deliver the benefits it is hoping for?

Darren and Chris explore these issues in this special edition of The Rate Debate.

Ep2: Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Down, but not out

On 3 March 2020, the RBA cut rates by 25 basis points to 0.50% in response to the coronavirus. But have they cut too early? And what happens if markets are hit with another unexpected event? With so little fuel left in the tank, how will the RBA respond?

Darren and Chris explore these issues and discuss the hazards of credit in times like this.

Ep1: Tuesday 4th February 2020

Introducing The Rate Debate

Amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus, ongoing bushfires and global trade deals, Darren Langer and Chris Rands introduce their new podcast The Rate Debate to question the RBA’s latest rate decision and discuss news that’s making headlines.




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