Strategies of diversification, especially between shares and bonds, that usually work are coming under pressure. Here is what analysts' thinking is.
How high are interest rates going to go? The futures market is sending some dark signals.
Rising interest rates, falling stock markets, recession. Not a time for the optimists.
The ASX has been weakening and the long term bond yield is rising.
The first rate hike in over 11 years signals the end of cheaper and cheaper debt, which has caused asset bubbles around the world.
The first requirement in investing is to decide on the balance between shares and fixed interest.
If interest rates rise, how will that be affected by inflation?
There are many fixed interest options, but risk must be taken into account.
Is the RBA failing to see the inflation storm clouds forming?
Interest rates look to be on the way up. How will this affect the stock market?
The Reserve Bank is bullish on the economy, but will it raise interest rates?
Predictably, the low interest rates on cash are forcing SMSF investors to look elsewhere, especially shares.