Showing posts with label interest rates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interest rates. Show all posts

Friday, October 13, 2023

The impact of interest rates

 If interest rates go up, the cost of borrowing money will also increase. This will impact individuals who have variable-rate loans, as well as businesses that borrow money for expansion or other purposes. The higher cost of borrowing could lead to less spending and a slower economy. Investments that pay fixed rates of interest, such as bonds, will decrease in value when interest rates rise. This is because investors can get a higher rate of return by investing in other assets, such as stocks.  An increase in interest rates will cause the value of the dollar to rise. This is because investors will want to put their money in assets that will earn a higher return, and the dollar is seen as a safe investment.  An increase in interest rates will lead to higher inflation. This is because businesses will pass on the higher cost of borrowing to consumers in the form of higher prices.  A rise in interest rates will cause the economy to slow down. This is because businesses will invest less and consumers will spend less. The problem is how long this will last. As it turns out, it won't be for a year. Should we tighten our belts? Most interestingly, I expect zombie companies to emerge. Now is the time to see which companies will move forward. Which commodity is valuable to people. These companies have a future. It is worth investing more in them. Especially if they continue to pay an inflation-adjusted dividend.

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