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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Ep16: Tuesday 4 May 2021

Are we heading for a debt trap?

The government's policies have been focused on spending and have encouraged Australians to borrow more, driving strong credit growth. However, the more indebted Australians are, the harder it is for the RBA to increase interest rates. In episode 16 of The Rate Debate, Darren Langer and Chris Rands discuss whether Australia could fall into a potential debt trap of low growth, low-interest rates, and no inflation if the RBA gets it wrong.

The Portfolio Manager's views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily reflective of the wider Yarra Capital Management Group.



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