The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Will the RBA and the Budget finally break the back of the incredible AUD?

Good to see the Aussie-US dollar cross below 102 US cents...The spectre of slowly rising US yields, further RBA cuts, and limitations on the Aussie's ability to serve as a bona fide reserve asset as the Commonwealth pays back government debt, could see it re-rate below parity...