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Bonds news & analysis

Normalisation is coming so plan ahead

17 October 2014

The end of QE in the US is impacting financial markets as investors come to terms with a move to normalise interest rates

Financial markets by their nature act as an efficient pricing mechanism and one that encapsulates the likely outcome of future events. That's why when the probability of a certain future outcome changes, prices change too. It also explains why we have been seeing a material shift in currency markets over the past three months and one that in all likelihood is set to continue for some time yet. It's well worth paying attention because this has a significant bearing on a range of financial assets, equities included. Let me explain.

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