Fund Launches Look to Gain from Rising Rates

NEWS YOU CAN USE: The investment industry has had a busy month with a range of fund launches, new options for income investors and moves to improve fund fees

Emma Simon 1 December, 2016 | 2:29PM
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Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential race dominated newspaper headlines this month. Like Brexit the pundits were proved wrong – unlike Brexit this surprise win didn’t send shockwaves through global investment markets.

But the economic landscape has shifted with this election result; Trump’s pledge to boost spending on infrastructure has raised expectations that we could be moving towards a more inflationary period, with interest rates rising sooner that otherwise predicted.

This does not just apply to the US. As the Autumn Statement made clear, growth is forecast to be slower here and the continued weakness of sterling will push up the price of many goods and services over the next year.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Fidelity Extra Income Acc208.20 GBP0.00Rating
Fidelity MoneyBuilder Income37.83 GBP0.03Rating

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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