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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Are You Ready to "Lose Money SAFELY"?

Today, there are over 10 trillion dollars' worth of so-called negative yield bonds in the world. These bonds don't pay you a dime; no -- you, the buyer, pay the issuer. In other words, with a negative yield bond, you are guaranteed to lose money. Crazy? You could say that again. But, because bonds are "guaranteed investments," there is one interesting caveat...

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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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Japan's Investors Make a Sudden Flight FROM Safety as Bond Yields Rise

In July 2016, Japan’s benchmark 10-year government bond yield plunged to an all-time record low. Many saw the Brexit bombshell plus further BOJ stimulus as sealing yields’ downward trend. And yet – yields turned UP in a powerful rally to a 7-month high. This is the real story as to why. 

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Are You Ready to "Lose Money SAFELY"?

Today, there are over 10 trillion dollars' worth of so-called negative yield bonds in the world. These bonds don't pay you a dime; no -- you, the buyer, pay the issuer. In other words, with a negative yield bond, you are guaranteed to lose money. Crazy? You could say that again. But, because bonds are "guaranteed investments," there is one interesting caveat...

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The Fed Follows the Market Then. And Then. And Now.

Most economists and most of Wall Street and most of the financial media believe that central banks set interest rates. Problem is, that notion is incorrect. And all the relevant evidence shows that it's incorrect...

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