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Paul Xiradis, CEO & head of Equities at Ausbil Dexia, says the search for yield have been driving Australia's stock market and explains why he prefers banking stocks.
Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, says the Aussie dollar could hit 75 U.S. cents by end-March due to low commodity prices and expectations for another interest rate cut.
Adrian Mowat, chief emerging market & Asian equity strategist at JP Morgan, says investors are more focused on the Aussie dollar, given that there's more consistency from the central bank than who's in power in Canberra.
Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie, says the budget to be released in early May will be an important platform for the Australian government to articulate their plans for the country.
Australia's central bank gave an assessment on the slower economic growth as it justified its decision to resume cutting interest rates.
Greg Gibbs, senior currency strategist at RBS, says interest rate cuts by global central banks are inducing a sense of panic and risk aversion in the greenback.
John Symond, executive chairman of Aussie Home Loans, says Tuesday's rate cut will intensify competition in Australia's mortgage sector, as banks feel comfortable bolstering their loan book with home loans.
Glenn Maguire, chief economist, Asia Pacific at ANZ, says the window for a rate cut in Asia is closing hence if central banks do not cut interest rates by June, they are likely to be on hold for the rest of 2015.
Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's housing sector is at risk of entering bubble territory after the central bank's rate cut on Tuesday.
Callum Henderson, global head of FX Research at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why he is bucking the trend to expect the Australian central bank to stand pat on interest rates.
Scott Haslem, chief economist at UBS, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to trim 50 basis points off its cash rates by the first half of the year, likely during its March and May policy meetings.
To surprise the market, the Australian central bank will need to announce a 50-basis-point interest rate cut, says Daniel Tenengauzer, head of Global FX & EM Strategy at Royal Bank of Canada.
Factors like lower commodity prices and a stronger U.S. dollar will exert pressure on the Australian currency in the medium to long term, says Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank.
Sally Auld, Interest Rate Strategist at JP Morgan, says there's a "good chance" that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) could reduce the cash rate to below 2 percent.
Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to shift out of its neutral policy stance at Tuesday's meeting, but will delay the widely-anticipated rate cut until March.
Commodity currencies may face a race to the bottom as the Bank of Canada's surprise rate cut may pressure Australia's central bank to follow suit.
If Thursday's unemployment rate shows an uptrend towards 6.5 percent, the Reserve Bank of Australia may consider cutting rates in February or March, says David Degaris, Director & Senior Economist at NAB Global Markets Research.
Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.
The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.
If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.