We are often encouraged to buy Belgian and buy locally. Belgian apples, chocolate bars and chips are always good choices. However, as far as shares are concerned, too much of a local approach can be risky. How do you protect yourself against home country bias in your investments?
You can see here that cyclical equity sectors perform best when the US 10-year rate starts rising. But what is the impact of a rise in long-term interest rates on the different regions and styles that investors can choose to include in their portfolio?
Many economists and stock market experts are predicting higher long-term interest rates in the next few years. For the moment, we will leave to one side the question of whether this prediction will turn out to be true or not. But supposing it is the case, would you not like to know which sectors will benefit from a potential rise? Our Geert Van Herck explains.