In 1990 interest rates were at 15 per cent. You didn't need to be brain of Britain to know that rates at that level were not going to last. It should be easy, therefore, to look at interest rates today – standing at 0.5 per cent – and see this must be the bottom of the interest rate cycle, with little chance of them remaining at record lows in the medium to long term.
Bonds And Funds
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Wednesday 10 July 2013
Outlook The Co-op Bank's retail bondholders are the big losers in its forced recapitalisation. They're not going to take it lying down. Before anyone underestimates their ability to create problems for the Bank of England's Prudential Regulatory Authority (which they took aim at yesterday) and even the Government, then consider the example of another mutual in the form of Equitable Life.
Friday 05 July 2013
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Outgoing Governor says world economy still far too weak to allow interest rate rises
Friday 21 June 2013
Global sell-off on Fed move wipes out the last of the gains made by London's benchmark FTSE 100 this year
Friday 14 June 2013
At the time of writing, the UK stock market, as measured by the FTSE All Share Index, has fallen around 7 per cent from the high it reached just a few weeks ago.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The embattled pub group Punch Taverns has proposed a radical restructuring of its £2bn-plus debt mountain, and posted improved trading.
Friday 31 May 2013
The US economy did not expand as fast as initially thought in the first three months of the year, a new report showed yesterday, as Washington-mandated belt-tightening hit government spending.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Saturday 25 May 2013
Forecasters have called the top of the bond market on numerous occasions over the past two years, but gilts have resolutely not behaved in the way in which many bond fund managers expected. Today, 10-year gilts are yielding 1.9 per cent. Yields may have touched a low of 1.4 per cent last summer, but in reality they have settled in a tight trading range.
Friday 10 May 2013
Saturday 04 May 2013
Monday 08 April 2013
The yen fell to a four-year low against the dollar today as the Japanese central bank put its ambitious plan to double the ailing Far Eastern economy’s money supply into action.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Worries that spending cuts and higher taxes are hitting employment prospects
Thursday 04 April 2013
The Bank of Japan launched “shock and awe” tactics today to pull the world’s third-biggest economy of its deflationary spiral with a hugh expansion of its money printing programme.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Chancellor George Osborne’s accent in Tuesday’s speech about welfare was roundly derided for its mockney burr.
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