October 30, 2017: Rising Interest Rates
by MyPlanIQ | Oct 31, 2017 | Asset-Allocation, Bonds, Economy, Feature, Gold, Headline, Income, Inv, Investments, IRA, Markets, Mutual-Funds, newsletter, Portfolios, Retirement |
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Rising Interest Rates
Recently, there have been some volatility in fixed income market. Some of key events include
- The upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this week
- President Trump will likely announce his pick for the next Federal Reserve’s chairman.
Bond interest rates have risen in general. Let’s first review some key segments.
Long term interest rate, high yield bonds and international bonds
In general, long term Treasury interest rate is one of the key factors to watch regarding the health of the current bull market in bonds. The following shows the chart of 10 Treasury interest rate: