The Danger in Doing Nothing: The Threat in Rising Interest Rates

Apr 11, 2017

By Lonny S. Greenberg

Emotion and impatience are the average investor’s nemesis. And that makes a shifting market and ever changing political climate dangerous waters. As the U.S. and the rest of the world sat patiently in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s March interest rate decision, investors were months into the effects of rising interest rates. The decision to raise rates did not surprise anyone, but now investors are left worrying about if there will be another rate raise this year (or how many), and the necessary investment strategy shifts in a new environment that is dangerously uncharted territory for most. While the Fed has only just embarked on this rate climb and pushed the markets into a new economic cycle, most average Americans, perhaps unknowingly, are already feeling the impact…

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