With the Fed raising U.S. rates on 15th March and flagging that there may be more to come, it is worth considering what has historically performed best in such rising rate environments. To answer this question we undertook some analysis comparing the performance of various country, sector and size equity exposures during the last 10
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With market expectations firming around a likely interest rate hike by the United States Federal Reserve next month, it has also been commonly assumed that this will imply a rise in the US dollar. After all, higher US interest rates should make investing in the United States more attractive, which should attract investment capital and
The decision by Australia’s major banks to raise variable mortgage rates in response to higher capital costs has naturally led to questions over how the Reserve Bank is likely to respond. This note suggests that while the RBA may decide to hold interest rates steady next week, higher mortgage rates clearly add to downside risks
In this clip from Sky Business News, David debates the risks surrounding the Sydney property market in view of the strong growth in prices over the past two years.
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA’s) decision to leave official interest rates on hold in July was no surprise to the market. That said, there were some very subtle, but important aspects to the RBA’s post-meeting policy statement that investors should be aware of.
With the United States Federal Reserve having officially ended its quantitative easing program, thoughts naturally turn to the outlook for US interest rates. When will the Fed start raising the Federal funds rate from current near-zero levels, and what will this do to share prices?
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to leave interest rates on hold this month now extends the period in which official interest rates have remained unchanged to 14 months. The extended period of steady interest rates seems unusual to some exasperated market analysts, and has led some to suggest it’s a particularly boring period for