Rate hike ahead

US interest rates

Key points • The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates as early as June.
• It is thought that rates could rise by 125 basis points by year-end.
• Spread volatility is likely to continue until the pace of the rate rise becomes clear, and investor confidence is restored.
• European investors should avoid much of the contagion from US rate rises.

When the US non-farm payrolls report was released on May 7, the question on the interest rate market’s

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