The crunch at the end of the asset honeymoon

Low interest rates aren’t going anywhere and investors continue to flock to property and the broader sharemarket. Rising inflation and a squeeze in asset values are waiting down the line.

Australians now realise it is highly unlikely that interest rates are going to rise until well into 2015 and perhaps a lot longer. And last night European investors bid up Italian bonds, underlining that this is a global as well as a local sentiment.

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