In the gloom of the markets, I see a glimmer of hope

In the gloom of the markets, I see a glimmer of hope
We might look back to 2023 and dream of the bonds issued at such attractive rates. (Image: Unsplash)
Warren Couillault
Like the coronavirus, markets can sometimes be “tricky”.  In fact, the markets for bonds, real estate and shares have all been tricky, if not downright rocky, for a while.It all started when the US’ Federal Reserve (the Fed) started raising interest rates last year to combat a surprising leap in inflation.In fact, it has just increased the fed Funds rate by another 25 basis points this week. And the results of these sharp interest rate rises are rather unpleasant everywhere we look.Shares and bond portfolios have by...

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