Rates – how low can they go?
We talked about the possibility of Japanese-style zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) heading to the western economies in a recent blog. Today we had an unexpectedly large rate cut from the Bank of England, with the policy rate hitting 3%, its lowest level since 1955, when Winston Churchill was Prime Minister. In this link to a 3 minute video I recorded this afternoon you can look into my wild, staring eyes and hear me discuss the Bank’s decision and the outlook for bond markets into 2009.
The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.