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John Jagerson
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Wade Hansen
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Weekly Update: May 20, 2015

The impact that interest rates can have on the market is more complicated than the binary view of higher rates = low growth, lower rates = high growth. Yes, there are some sectors that suffer from higher interest rates, and the market averages may seem to have a negative correlation with interest rates, but that isn’t always true across the board. While we are in between earnings seasons, we thought this would be a good opportunity to dig into an example of the multi-faceted problem of interest rates and where we are looking for opportunities in the near term.

Over the last couple of decades, interest rates have had a positive correlation with stock returns. This wasn’t always the case, but, since quantitative easing became the policy tool of choice for the Fed in the early 2000s, these two asset classes have been positively correlated overall. Because the focus on short-term interest rates has become so extreme over the last few years, it’s easy to miss the “yield forest” for the trees.

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