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UK interest rates to be 8 percent within 2 years

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He estimates that the Retail Prices Index (RPI), the inflation measure favoured in wage settlements and against which annual rises in train fares are priced, would rise "above 10pc".

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the inflation measure that the Bank is responsible for keeping at around 2pc, will top 6pc, Mr Lilico reckons.

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I wonder how many home buyers have factored those sorts of rates into their calculations

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He estimates that the Retail Prices Index (RPI), the inflation measure favoured in wage settlements and against which annual rises in train fares are priced, would rise "above 10pc".

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the inflation measure that the Bank is responsible for keeping at around 2pc, will top 6pc, Mr Lilico reckons.

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I wonder how many home buyers have factored those sorts of rates into their calculations

 

I imagine very few have. The number of people I hear saying "the government will never let house prices fall" amuses me.

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I imagine very few have. The number of people I hear saying "the government will never let house prices fall" amuses me.

Those people are essentially stating their hopes rather than their reasoned arguments.

 

The linked linked article is similar. The guy says "interest rates to 8%" but doesn't provide any information bar "inflation".

 

The article is pretty meaningless without more information.

 

EDIT: Maybe interest rates wouldn't need to be as high if he stopped cheer-leading more QE

 

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player...id=524216093001

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I just saw one of the authors talking News 24 and basically his view was this:

 

- 2011 stronger growth year than thought, results in high inflation (higher velocity/expansion of all the printed money).

- Situation like 1970's not Japan 1990's or America 1930's.

- Very uncertain outlook, if double dip develops says there should be more QE and lower inflation.

 

He was a bit of CB fan boy if you ask me.

 

If we can have 3% CPI and 0.5% interest rates now why does he think when we have 6% CPI the CB will have the balls to raise rates to 8% is a good question. Additionally this would utterly crush our mortgage market I would have thought.

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Does anybody have about the track record of these guys?

 

I have read countless statements of think tanks over the last few years. Some of them I liked because they fitted my way of thinking. Some of them I didn't like because they predicted things I could not see coming. Hardly ever do I check later whether they were right or not but my gut feeling is that plenty of these think tank studies turn out to be plain wrong!

 

 

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I imagine very few have. The number of people I hear saying "the government will never let house prices fall" amuses me.

Haha.

"They won't" until they do. Then, the big shock hits

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Does anybody have about the track record of these guys?

 

I have read countless statements of think tanks over the last few years. Some of them I liked because they fitted my way of thinking. Some of them I didn't like because they predicted things I could not see coming. Hardly ever do I check later whether they were right or not but my gut feeling is that plenty of these think tank studies turn out to be plain wrong!

If they forecast, they tend to forecast often enough that their "misses" will be soon forgotten.

It is not like a chat board, where the history is there for all to see - warts and all

 

I think the track record of the three calls on GE Radio is pretty remarkable:

 

+ Called the exact low in stocks in early March 2009

+ Called the property low and a 9-12 months bounce in UK property - April 2009

+ Called the day before the top in stocks in early August 2010 (but the jury is still out)

 

I suppose if I can keep doing it, eventually people may take some notice of it.

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