Your Wealth

Zero interest rates – Investing in a world where rates are lower for longer

August 13, 2019

Australian official interest rates are now at 1%, and markets predict them to go lower. While this is a first for Australia, other developed countries have lived with zero or even negative interest rates for a decade now (much longer in the case of Japan). So how can investors respond to this environment?

This week, Gemma Dale speaks with Anthony Doyle, Global Cross Asset Investment Specialist at Fidelity, about the outlook for investors, including:

  • What negative real interest rates look like in practice
  • How investors around the world have responded to falling and zero interest rates
  • Which investment opportunities look compelling in this context, and
  • What lower rates could mean for the Australian property market.

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