Poll: How Long Do You Think Extremely Low Rates Can Persist?
Despite the Fed’s recent announcement of open-ended QE and Europe’s recent announcement by the European Central Bank of printing money for bond purchases, professional investors still think that today’s super-low interest rate environment will continue for some time. In a poll conducted earlier this week in the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief, we asked professional investors how long they thought today’s extremely low rates could persist.
How long do you think extremely low rates can persist?
The most popular answer was 2–4 more years, chosen by nearly 43% of respondents. Coming in a close second was 1–2 more years, chosen by 40% of respondents. The least popular choice was 5 or more years, reaching a tally of only 19% of respondents. So, if our respondents are a good proxy for the market, then the market appears to believe low rates will persist for approximately 3–4 more years (on average). If you think rates may change sooner, there’s an investment thesis to explore. Happy hunting.
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