Market Ethos - September 10th, 2018

As facts change, so do our views

 

We have been long-time proponents of rising rates, that equity portfolios should be tilted heavily toward cyclical yield and limit exposure to interest rate sensitive companies. Cyclical yield companies are more sensitive to economic activity, meaning if yields are moving higher due to better economic data, they react more positively. In contrast, interest rate sensitives are the opposite, moving higher when yields fall (usually due to softer economic data) and decline in price when yields rise.