Should we be worried about rising US interest rates?

December 2, 2015

With the US Federal Reserve expected to lift interest rates in December for the first time since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), we expect increased levels of volatility in the market in the shorter-term.  However, there are several reasons not to be too concerned about the Fed given rate hikes will be conditional on US economic growth continuing to improve and therefore we expect the tightening cycle to be gradual.

The following article by Matthew Sherwood, Head of Investment Strategy at Perpetual, highlights what has happened in previous rate hike cycles and provides us with a valuable insight into what we might expect in the coming years.

Please click here to read the full article.

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