Funny Thing Happened on the Way to HIGHER Interest Rates

Most, including ourselves, called for higher interest rates at the beginning of 2014. Just another reason not to leave your asset allocation wing man, even if certainty looks inevitable (no certainty in investments.) Funny thing…rates did not listen !

Interest Rates Drop Like a Rock Around the Globe

We have been exhausting the interest rate discussion, but it is extremely important.

  • FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) stopping  the artificial push down of rates through fixed income purchases (by far largest/most important issue)
  • Economic Growth picks up
  • Money flows OUT of Fixed income

These are all text-book reasons rates SHOULD be rising.

Rates aren’t listening !

The following chart is possibly the reason they are not … by the way as mentioned in our August Video, interest rate parity is a financial rule that says you should not be able to invest cross border and gain the higher rate advantage … maybe the text books are not right. Doubtful, time will tell !

9-5-14 Global 10 Year Yields

With the US and UK being very liquid and safe options, foreign investors may be chasing our “higher” yields … even though they seem low to us.

Have a Great Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225


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