How Do Interest Rates Affect the Stock Market?

What Happens When Interest Rates Rise? When the Fed increases the federal funds rate, it does not directly affect the stock market itself. The only truly direct effect is that it becomes more expensive for banks to borrow money from the Fed. But, as noted above, increases in the federal funds rate have a ripple effect. The first ripple: Because it costs them more to borrow money, financial institutions often increase the rates that they charge their customers to borrow

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France – The Second Largest Economy of Europe, Wavers at the Edge

As France misses its desirable AAA-ranking, some of the leading economists all over the world started grilling whether the trend is rotating for a nation that has greatly adored considerably low borrowing rates for years, and in fact questioning whether the 2nd biggest economy in Europe is completely stable, or it is confronting any form of trouble at present. The Managing Chief of the well-known Spiro Sovereign Strategy, Nicholas Spiro recently said that the trend is presently rotating for France. Even

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4 Ways to Manage Small Business Finances

Appropriate financial management is vital to surviving a fickle economy in industry competition, no matter if your company is big or small. So money management should always be a top priority. But in small business especially, caution ought to be exercised with every decision. It takes more than just a good idea to run a business. Credibility is tantamount to a stable financial structure that turns a profit. So entrepreneurs would best be served by good money management if they

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United Kingdom Inflation at It’s Peaks

Rising food prices helped to drive UK inflation to a five-year high of 3.0% in September. That means that UK firms face a 3.9% rise in their business rates next year, under the current system. It could also drive up costs for motorists. The rate of 2.6% for recreation and culture is the highest since January 2010, whilst the rate of 3.1% for food and non-alcoholic beverages is the highest since October 2017…. Housing and household services costs were the

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