It is said that a rising stock market with rising interest rates is healthy! Then why are there massive shipments of 'Adult Diapers' to Wallstreet (joke)?
The cost of money ($USD) is changing
- Share buy backs will cost more
- Mortgage rates will rise
- Dividends will have to match this
- US Govt interest bill increasing
- 'Deals' just cost more more more!
Short Answer: This is not good.
Remember the FED QE tends to see interest rates rise...so that wont help! Maybe Janet Yellen will say 'We will do what it takes to save the dollar, and it will be enough!'
Are you ready for the next crisis? Take your pick!
Disclosure: Got both!
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"If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks." ~ John (Jack) Bogle
"Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway." ~ Warren Buffett
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