Wages are sluggish, underemployment seems stubbornly high, and there is a continued push to part-time rather than full-time employment.
Negative gearing plus inadequate supply plus low wage growth equals financial distress.
Economists struggle to agree on when and where housing bubbles occur, but bubbles all have similar characterisitics.
Declining interest rates has made housing more affordable over the past thirty years, but it has also increased the risk for homebuyers.
Australia's central bank is still trying to walk a delicate tightrope.
While borrowers may not be thrilled by the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates, many of us have plenty of reason to celebrate.
Uncertainty about energy prices and political dithering on company tax rates point to businesses waiting before investing heavily.
It is a puzzle as to why businesses are reasonably confident but not willing to invest.
If the stars align, consumers will benefit from increased economic activity in the short term. And if they don't, then the economic recovery will have consumers saving more in uncertain times.
Investor loans are on the increase again, causing pause for the regulators.
Home owners and first time buyers are right to be confused, so how should you play expected changes to a low rates environment?
Brexit and Trump pave the way for more financial market uncertainty.
My Christmas fiscal wish is that in 2017 both sides of politics treat the Australian public like adults.
The US Fed meets expectations for a rate cut, Australia's unemployment rate heads upwards again, and all eyes look to the mid year budget update.
Many observers argue the Fed's wrong to raise rates so soon. Here's why they're wrong.
Australia's economic indicators are showing worrying signs, with business confidence falling in the face of continued low interest rates.
Ultra-low interest rates have made low-carbon projects like windmill farms more attractive than coal power plants. That will begin to change as the central bank lifts rates, hurting the green economy.
Construction slumps to its lowest level since 2010, and the US Fed remains divided on its next interest rate hike.
The US election confirmed the death of an extraordinary economic era. Now, control of the next must be wrested from the emboldened nationalists.
The Australian economy continues to show some positive signs, but there are pockets of weakness and cause for concern every month.