BVTV: A look at the US and UK bond markets

Anthony Doyle   26/03/2018   Comments Off on BVTV: A look at the US and UK bond markets

This week on BVTV, I have a look at past US interest rate cycles. With new Fed Chair Jerome Powell now in the hot seat, bond investors are keen to understand whether he will be more hawkish than his predecessor, Janet Yellen. Turning to the UK, the market is now pricing in a high probability that the Monetary Policy Committee hikes interest rates in May, but the flattening of the gilt curve may suggest the market doesn’t entirely share the Bank of England’s optimism on the UK economy.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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About the author, Anthony Doyle

Years in the bond markets
14
Specialist subjects
Economics and interest rates
Likes
Rugby, steak and red wine, country music
Heroes
David Campese, Banjo Paterson, Johnny Cash