2 ASX shares to benefit from an interest rate cut next week

Credit: Penfolds

Late on Wednesday morning the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the June quarter consumer price inflation report. According to Bloomberg, economists are expecting a disappointing reading of 0.4%.

This reading would mean the annual rate drops to just 1.1%, which would be the slowest annual increase in consumer prices since the turn of the century. Should economists be on the money with their predictions, then it is increasingly likely that next week the Reserve Bank is going to be forced to cut interest rates once again.

According to cash rate futures the market is currently pricing in a 70% chance of an interest rate cut to 1.5% at next week’s RBA board meeting.  If this were to happen then I believe the Australian dollar would head lower against the greenback. Whilst this wouldn’t be great news for importers, it certainly could prove to be a boost to these two shares:

Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD)

Although it is best known for its Goodlife Health Clubs, Dreamworld, and AMF Bowling brands, the company’s growing US-based Main Event brand is likely to be the growth catalyst in the next few years in my opinion. The Main Event segment provides almost one-third of the company’s total sales, having grown them by 48% year-on-year in the first half. Management is planning on expanding the number of Main Event centres by 33% this year, which could be a boost to future earnings growth if done successfully. I think Ardent Leisure would make a great long-term investment.

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE)

The Americas market is Treasury Wine’s largest market based on sales. After delivering half year sales growth of 22% year-on-year, it currently accounts for 42% of its total sales. The majority of this growth came from currency tailwinds, with only 3% of it coming organically. This was based on an exchange rate of 73.5 US cents, so anything below this level will be a boost for the wine giant moving forward. If the Australian dollar were to drop toward 70 US cents then I believe Treasury Wine Estates would be a good investment. Until then I would suggest holding fire.

Before you invest in either of these shares I would highly recommend you check to see if you own one of these three rotten ASX shares. Each could be doing more harm than good to your portfolio and might be best swapped out in my opinion.

3 Rotten Shares to Sell, and 1 to Buy Today

After a double-digit rally for the ASX since 2016 lows, investors should be on high alert. You'll find a full rundown below of 3 shares we think you should avoid today plus one top pick worth buying, even if the market turns south and the RBA keeps rates at an "emergency low." Simply click here to uncover these stocks.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Two New Stock Picks Every Month!

Not to alarm you, but you’re about to miss a very important event! Chief Investment Advisor Scott Phillips and his team at Motley Fool Share Advisor are about to reveal their latest official stock recommendation. The premium “buy alert” will be unveiled to members and you can be among the first to act on the tip.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – this is your chance to get in early!

Simply enter your email now to find out how you can get instant access.

By clicking this button, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. We will use your email address only to keep you informed about updates to our website and about other products and services we think might interest you. You can unsubscribe from Take Stock at anytime. Please refer to our Financial Services Guide (FSG) for more information.