Don’t be Caught by Surprise: Interest Rate Changes and Your Portfolio

Posted on November 30, 2012 · Posted in Newsletters

We are in the home stretch of an unprecedented bull market in bonds that has lasted three decades and investors have enjoyed the boost in bond prices as US Treasury 10-year interest rates have fallen from 14% in 1981 to below 2%, reaching all-time lows. It is important to be cognizant of the effect fluctuations in interest rates can have on the bond market. A seemingly small move up or down in rates can have a dramatic impact on prices.

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