Here’s my second video from TheStreet.com on the Federal Reserve. This one is on where to invest from an equity standpoint. There are two areas to look at. Companies that benefit from:
- Lower borrowing rates
- Higher inflation
In the first category are healthy financials, and companies with the flexibility to borrow short-tern and buy back stock. I highlighted insurance companies in my video, but this could apply to other financials and yield-sensitive companies, so long as they don’t face any significant fallout from housing and housing finance.
In the second category are companies that are exporters, and companies where the global prices of their products will rise in dollar terms, while their inputs stay relatively fixed. This would include energy and most commodities.
Bonds were not a topic of discussion, but I still favor foreign, high quality and short-to-intermediate bonds for now.