Vern Sumnicht CEO \ CIO |

A wise man once said, “It’s an ill wind that blows no one some good.”

In juxtaposition to rising interest rates causing bank failures, rising interest rates can have several positive effects, including:

  • If you are retired or living on a fixed income for any reason it sure is nice to get 4.5% to 5% on your money market or CD’s versus .5%. 
  • Rising interest rates can attract foreign investment. When interest rates rise, investors may be more likely to invest in a country or region with higher returns, which can lead to increased capital inflows and economic growth.
  • When interest rates rise, borrowing becomes more expensive, and this can help to slow down inflation by reducing demand for goods and services.
  • When interest rates are higher, people may be more likely to save their money instead of spending it, which can lead to greater financial stability and more investment in the economy.
  • When interest rates rise, the value of a currency can also increase, making imports cheaper and exports more expensive, which can help to support domestic industries.

However, it is important to note that rising interest rates can also have negative effects, such as increasing the cost of borrowing for individuals and businesses, which can slow down economic growth. It's crucial to strike a balance between the benefits and drawbacks of rising interest rates when implementing monetary policy.

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