Interest Rates

Bonds are boring. They are the beige minivan of the investment world. Yet, bond yields (which move inversely to prices) are hugely important. They determine lots of things: from how much companies and governments pay to borrow money -- to the rate you get on your mortgage. To help you navigate the complex world of interest rates, here are some free resources.

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Alan Hall and Alexandra Lienhard

Pete Kendall: U.S. Economy is Struggling -- But Not Why You Think

Pete Kendall tells you that although stocks recently hit new all-time highs, there is a great slackening in the economy -- but not for the reasons you commonly hear about in the news.

To watch the interview or read the transcript, click on the link below.

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Treasury Bonds: Large Speculators Binge, As Commercials Purge

Treasury Bonds are nobody's idea of a great action movie, yet that's sort of the point. But ... the extremes we see in Treasuries today are as extreme as this market gets.

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Do Interest Rates follow the Federal Reserve, Or, Do Interest Rates Lead & the Fed follows?

What comes first? See the evidence on these three charts for yourself in Episode 4 of the Elliott Wave Pillars Series.

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"Interest Rates Drive Stocks"? See 4 Charts That Tell You the Truth

On Sept. 16-17, the Federal Reserve meets to decide whether or not to raise interest rates. It's been described as "the most important Fed meeting of the decade" -- and a pivotal moment for stocks. Yet, these four charts show you why it may not be.

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Treasury Bonds: Large Speculators Binge, As Commercials Purge

Treasury Bonds are nobody's idea of a great action movie, yet that's sort of the point. But ... the extremes we see in Treasuries today are as extreme as this market gets.

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How "Sheer Lunacy" Took Over Europe's Bond Market

Welcome to the world of half-century loans at 1% and a 100-year note at a yield of 2.35%. One of our Global Market Perspective analysts says the European bond market has entered a realm of "sheer lunacy." These two charts help to explain.

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Every Financial Crash Has Had This Setup

Every financial crash has been preceded by the same setup: an unsustainable build-up of credit. Rising rates will mean corporations will have a difficult time servicing their debt. An inevitable day of reckoning will follow. This chart serves as a warning.

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