What is quantitative easing (QE) and how does it affect property?

Quantitative Easing: hard to understand, even harder to say…and about to have a serious impact on your property investing plans. In this week’s episode we explain what QE is, what effects it has, and how you can position yourself to take advantage of it.

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We also said we’d reproduce a table with some of the figures we discussed in the episode:

Percentage changes in asset prices since 5 March 2009:

  • Average mortgage rate: -31%
  • UK house prices: 32%
  • UK stock market: 87%
  • UK stock market with divs reinvested: 138%
  • Total return from average deposit account: 5%
  • Total return from UK gilts: 47%
  • UK inflation: 16%
  • Pension annuity rates: -27%
  • Gold (in dollar terms): 38%


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