23 Jul '12, 2am

Managing your finances in an artificially low interest rate environment

Managing your finances in an artificially low interest rate environment

Investments have to be made based on your knowledge of the economy and where u believe where interest rates are heading. For the past 5 years, doomsayers have warned against interest rate rising and advise people against investing in property etc. See what happens? Interest rates has continued to stay low and in fact has fallen lower since 5 years ago. Those who did not invest lose out in the end. The world economy has changed. The western developed countries are printing money and having expansionary monetary policies. Singapore cannot unilaterally increase interest rate. Interest is expected to remain low for the forseeable future. Therefore investment decisions should be based on that assumption. And investment decision should never be based on interest rates alone.If countries allow interest rate to rise, it may also signal global economy is recovering resulting in gre...

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