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Low Rates May Be Worrying You, But Private Markets Use Them To Their Advantage

Low Rates May Be Worrying You, But Private Markets Use Them To Their Advantage

by Alexander Chaloff
There are currently 15 countries with interest rates lower than 1%, and more than half of those are negative. In the US, despite 10-year Treasury yields moving 40 bps higher since the beginning of September, rates are still historically low. And if the economy slows more than expected, they may move down again. What could these low interest rates mean for your investments?

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