Australia's mass equities exodus

Figures from the RBA show a sizeable decrease in households' exposure to equities and an uptick in deposit rates. This trend makes perfect sense and doesn't look set to change soon.

The latest Reserve Bank bulletin helps provide a better understanding of the extent of the financial crisis-inspired changes to the risk-appetites of households. It also says that Australians are in general rational when it comes to their savings.

The bulletin article focuses on movements in households’ holdings of financial assets but those could be read as a wider signal of behaviour and reasoning.

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