These 3 Stocks Can Win the High-Interest-Rate War

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2023-09-04 09:30:00  • 7 mins

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell continues to communicate that the Fed plans to keep interest rates elevated until inflation stabilizes around its 2% annual target. Higher rates often drive lower stock markets, making it tough to find investments that look capable of thriving in what may very well be an extended period of higher-cost borrowing.

Still, the best companies out there are able to thrive, even when money gets more expensive. With that in mind, three Motley Fool contributors went looking for businesses that look capable of winning in a period of higher interest rates. They picked JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B), and Upstart (NASDAQ: UPST). Read on to find out why, and decide for yourself whether one or more of them deserve a spot in your portfolio to help you fight through these higher-interest-rate times.

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You can bank on this monster bank

Eric Volkman (JPMorgan Chase): One obvious target sector for taking advantage of meatier interest rates is banking. After all, when interest rates rise, lenders can charge more for their No. 1 product -- loans. Meanwhile, they can keep the interest paid to their depositors extremely low. It isn't hard to push up the profits in such an environment.

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