Tag Archives: Interest Rates

Keep calm and stay invested

Equities Forum 07/03/2018  

In this month’s update Ritu Vohora, Investment Director, examines the implications of February’s spike in market volatility. The bull market, is likely still intact, but we are entering choppier waters.

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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Is this a turning point for bonds?

Bond Vigilantes 24/01/2018  

My view is that the US economy is nearer to overheating than slipping into recession. The strength of the US economy is typified by the labour market in many ways…. Read more »

Beware the death of Libor

Bond Vigilantes 14/11/2017  

Guest contributor – David Covey (Financial Institutions Analyst, M&G Fixed Income Team) The end is coming for the London interbank offered rate (Libor). Ten years after suspicions emerged that this… Read more »

Mortgages and monetary policy in the US and UK

Bond Vigilantes 08/02/2017  

The cost of new mortgage borrowing and payments on outstanding household debt can have a large impact on the rate of growth of an economy. For this reason, central bankers… Read more »

Unconventional interest rate tightening underway in the US economy

Bond Vigilantes 08/11/2016  

Last week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided that despite low unemployment and a sustained increase in breakeven inflation… Read more »