Interest Rates at Plateau or Just Resting

I am very pleased that rates have been going up; they make my decision to keep money out of the market look good. I am delighted that BestCashCow has now made it possible to get the opinions and views of others. My sense is that rates will continue to rise and that I should not yet lock in to longer term paper.

I am very pleased that rates have been going up; they make my decision to keep money out of the market look good.  I am delighted that BestCashCow has now made it possible to get the opinions and views of others.  My sense is that rates will continue to rise and that I should not yet lock in to longer term paper. 

I expect in the next three to six months that interest five year rates will top 5.75%  I think it is inevitable given that inflation is really heating up (in spite of the latest figures that suggest inflation is still quite low).  One has only to look at the costs of basics to know that it is not in check.  If I am right, we will see much higher short rates soon.  Longer-term rates (10 year paper) should also start to separate significantly from shorter bonds and then things will really get interesting.   

 

Daniel Socolow
Daniel Socolow: President, Socolow Group. Former Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program, President of the American University of Paris, Vice President of Spelman College. BA, MA, Ph.D.

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  • Anonymous

    June 21, 2007

    I'd agree with that. If you are correct and rates go higher, I am afraid that it will spell the end to the private equity acquisition spree and have further detrimental effects on the housing market.

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