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Inflation

Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

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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Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jun 17, 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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Bernie and the Trump

Economist Warn Investors About Inflation, Again

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investment Advisor - Last updated Jun 17, 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

The Bond Market Might Be President Trump’s Toughest Opponent

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investment Advisor - Last updated Jun 18, 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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