Deep property cracks will shake other markets

The Fed's tapering of QE will affect the US housing market in 2014 as lending volumes decline and mortgage rates rise. Australia may see pressure on interest rates but our major threat is still a couple of years off.

Home owners in Australia, the UK, the US and Germany are set to enjoy 2014 according to last night's report from the global ratings agency Fitch. But there are global cracks appearing, which will become apparent in 2015 and beyond. And the forces behind some of those cracks will affect share markets.

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