What to buy ahead of the Fed's rate hike

The US decision to leave rates unchanged will have implications for international investors into 2016: continued volatility but opportunities for Australians investing offshore.

Overseas equity investors have the opportunity to consider their portfolios after the US Federal Reserve surprisingly chose to leave interest rates unchanged this month despite an improving US economy. While it was never certain that a token 25 basis point rate hike would take place, global equity markets rallied before the decision was announced and then sold off the day after.

The decision to leave rates unchanged was clear and it will have a number of implications for international investors during the rest of the year and into 2016.

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