Interest rates

Get ready for high interest rates soon. Where can you look for feedback in these times? Think short term.

Synopsis

The US Fed has announced plans to raise interest rates from March, raising fears of lower inflows in markets like India. This has contributed to market volatility and forced investors to seek out safer fixed income assets. Financial advisors suggest it’s time to switch to short-term debt funds. But how do they fare in a regime of high interest rates?

It’s hard being Jerome Powell. Considering the ripples his words create, however “gradual and nimble” they are. The man has the levers of world markets through the cogs of the American economy. As chairman of the US Fed, Powell announced that the US central bank would likely raise interest rates starting in March, and global markets reacted strongly. Volatility also gripped the Indian markets, reacting to the possibilities of

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