Aussie Households Face Cash Flow Crunch
Posted 25 August 20
Household Cash Flow Crunch
Despite record low interest rates and deferments, high principal repayments mean that Australian households still face a huge cash flow burden in the year ahead (shown in green line, Figure 1).
Rising employment insecurity, falling house prices, no economic growth and reduced fiscal stimulus, all point to falling consumption. Placing a question mark over the current share market rally.
How has Cameron Harrison Responded?
We have been cautious on the Australian economy for some time, reducing our allocation to Australian equities well before the pandemic began due to the weakened state of household finances and likelihood of persistent elevated unemployment over the medium term. We have since sold down Australian equities further on a selective stock and sector basis, based on their prospects in a post-COVID environment.
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