10 Apr 2022
Interest rates are rising. The Australian government 10-year bond has more than doubled from 1.2% last August to the current 3%. However, for context, this directional change comes a full forty years after rates peaked at 16.4% in early 1982. Investment markets have enjoyed the tailwind of generally falling rates for a long time, and many participants in the world financial markets have never experienced rising rates in their entire investing career.