Pros & Cons of Inflation & Interest Rates: Is It All Doom & Gloom?

Today is our last episode of 2022 and it’s all about interest rates & inflation. Today Warren Ingram invites Investment Specialist, Natalie Anderson CFA, from Prescient to discuss the pros and cons of inflation and rising interest rates in South Africa.

Topics/ Questions:

  1. Looking at inflation globally & locally. Why does it increase and what are the contributing factors? 
  2. Inflation vs purchasing power 
  3. Inflation & the Reserve Bank 
  4. How does increasing interest rates reduce inflation? 
  5. Sectors affected
  6. How inflation can positively impact consumers? 
  7. Rising rates + equity investments 

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