The EU rescue and your portfolio

High-yielding shares will be the first to benefit if this week’s dramatic ECB rescue plan for Europe works … interest rates may fall too.

PORTFOLIO POINT: Share prices have rallied on the back of the measures announced by the European Central Bank. But with interest rates likely to fall, that also means lower fixed-interest rate returns.

The rescue measures announced last night by the chief of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, to buy unlimited volumes of bonds from indebted eurozone countries will dramatically change world capital markets.

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