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Inflation

Economists Warn Investors about Inflation, Again

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jan 15, 2019

Over the past few years, some highly respected economists have been alarming investors with their predictions that the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) program fuels inflation. When inflation heats up, interest rates rise, and investors who own both stocks and bonds see the value of their bonds fall.

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Buying Gold: Trick or Treat

Ex-Fed Chief Greenspan’s Bond Bubble Warning

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Jan 15, 2019

Add ex-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to the list of experts warning about a bond market bubble. Speaking in late July to Bloomberg News, Greenspan warned, “Equity bears hunting for excess in the stock market might be better off worrying about bond prices…

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Ex-Fed Chief Greenspan’s Bond Bubble Warning

Central Banks and Negative Interest Rates: Another Misguided Attempt to Increase Bank Lending

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jan 15, 2019

There is much talk in the financial press about Central Banks imposing ‘negative interest’ rates—which adds yet another oxymoron to a list that includes ‘Great Depression,’ ‘jumbo shrimp,’ and ‘open secret.’

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Central Banks and Negative Interest Rates: Another Misguided Attempt to Increase Bank Lending

The Bond Market Might Be President-Elect Trump’s Toughest Opponent

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Jan 15, 2019

In 1994, Bill Clinton’s political adviser James Carville famously said, “I used to think that, if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope, or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.”

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The Bond Market Might Be President-Elect Trump’s Toughest Opponent

Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing - Last updated Jan 15, 2019

The Federal Reserve, a.k.a. “the Fed,” has kept the federal funds rate at zero for seven years now. But after a strong monthly jobs report in October, where the economy created 271,000 new jobs and the unemployment fell to 5%, the Fed may finally be ready to raise it.

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