Mortgage Rates and Bond Yields

Since the US Election, inflation expectations globally have increased substantially. As a result, global bond yields have risen sharply over the past month or two . On its own, this probably doesn...

FOMC Decision In Focus

It has now been ten months since the Federal Reserve achieved “lift off” in December 2015 by raising interest rates for the first time after being at zero since 2009. At that time the FOMC project...

Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Outlook

The Reserve Bank of Australia will next meet on Tuesday the 1st of November to vote on monetary policy with almost no expectations of any change to the current record low 1.50% cash rate. The impl...

Making sense of the Fed’s next rate rise

While the likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve (The Fed) later this year would have an immediate impact on bond markets, the impact on ASX-listed stocks isn’t always as easy to gauge. ...

Making sense of negative interest rates

When a handful of currencies recently made the headlines over their negative interest rates, they effectively challenged a bedrock assumption across centuries of financial history that when you le...

Quick Q&A with the CEO: Where are US interest rates going?

Scott Schuberg, Rivkin CEO:  I believe that the decision to raise US rates will emerge later than what the market expects, with regard to what is priced in to current US Fed Funds futures and the ...

[VIDEO] Make or break time for Europe

The 22 nd of January 2015 could have gone down in history as the moment when Europe failed to save itself. However, late in the evening after the European Central Bank’s Governing Council had rule...

[VIDEO] Get your global macro fix here: Saxo Strategist and Rivkin CEO discuss the global economy

In this video, Rivkin CEO Scott Schuberg interviews Kay Van-Petersen, Asian Macro Strategist at Saxo Bank. Scott and Kay discuss some of today’s key themes, including US dollar strength, Europe’s ...

Forget Kim Kardashian – this is the woman everyone should be watching

In the 24/7 digital news world, seemingly unimportant socialites and celebrities grab all the headlines and often the truly powerful are forgotten. United States Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Y...

The implications of lower interest rates

As was widely anticipated, the RBA lowered interest rates at its December meeting this afternoon by 25 basis points . The official cash rate now sits at 3.00% , which was also the emergency low we...

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