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Odds strengthen that US will hike rates

by Wealth Know How in Commentary & Opinion

Rates look almost certain to rise in the US this week after the release of strong February employment data.
 
We’ve been keeping a close eye on US rates, concerned that equity markets could be hit if rates go up quicker than expected. Currently, however, I don't think higher rates will spell disaster for equities, as monetary policy is set to be tightened against a backdrop of stronger US and global economies.
 
So far, equity markets seem unfazed by the hike in interest rate prospects. This is being driven by the realisation that global growth will likely be stronger than expected this year, which has helped boost equities.

Wealth Know How is the online network helping people manage their wealth through financial education. Whether you are looking for simple ways to better manage your cash, or you are after a complete strategy on how to save for retirement, we can help you understand your options. It is important to have a vision for your future, but its knowledge not dreams that will ultimately deliver financial success.

Published on 15 Mar 17

  • Rates look almost certain to rise in the US this week after the release of strong February employment data.
     
    We’ve been keeping a close eye on US rates, concerned that equity markets could be hit if rates go up quicker than expected. Currently, however, I don't think higher rates will spell disaster for equities, as monetary policy is set to be tightened against a backdrop of stronger US and global economies.
     
    So far, equity markets seem unfazed by the hike in interest rate prospects. This is being driven by the realisation that global growth will likely be stronger than expected this year, which has helped boost equities.

    Wealth Know How is the online network helping people manage their wealth through financial education. Whether you are looking for simple ways to better manage your cash, or you are after a complete strategy on how to save for retirement, we can help you understand your options. It is important to have a vision for your future, but its knowledge not dreams that will ultimately deliver financial success.

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