Alerts

Opening Statement from the March 2017 Dividend Gems

Opening Statement from the March 2017 Dividend Gems

Originally published on March 19, 2017

Update on Interest Rates

On Wednesday, March 15, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25 basis points, as we had previously forecast (this forecast came after the February 2017 issue of Dividend Gems had been released). This marks only the third interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in nearly a decade.

As we have continued to stress, interest rates are an extremely important consideration for asset allocation. Continuous reassessment of interest rate forecasts is an especially important responsibility of investors who focus on dividend-bearing and fixed income securities.

Over the past several years we have been providing a multiyear interest rate forecast in order to aid investors with asset allocation and risk management duties. Throughout this period we continued to forecast...

To continue reading please login and subscribe

Only clients who subscribe and members have access to the article

Print article

Restrictions Against Reproduction: No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner and the Publisher.

These articles and commentaries cannot be reposted or used in any publications for which there is any revenue generated directly or indirectly. These articles cannot be used to enhance the viewer appeal of any website, including any ad revenue on the website, other than those sites for which specific written permission has been granted. Any such violations are unlawful and violators will be prosecuted in accordance with these laws.

Article 19 of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.


0:00
0:00