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we'll see soon enough, won't we? millions of "savers" and elderly retirees forced to seek yield in equity markets will be savaged - but hey, the market is up today so who really cares about them?
it all works, until it doesn't ...
"In fact, I would rather pay for a stock with a 3% yield with upside than a 2% corporate bond with no upside whatsoever."
so all of a sudden these 3% yielding stocks have no downside eh? so they didn't lose 20 to 40% in the last major correction, causing many of the investors who sought "safety" to sell at or ne...more
hmmmm. and here i thought gold was passe, old-school and no longer worthy as an investment. the central bankers have told me they figured out a way to keep inflation low, interest rates low, and print vast sums of money - all at the same time!
it's magical and all of our troubles are over. even better, ms. jan...more
ummm, no. GLD is backed by physical gold, most of it in vaults in London. due to the flows back and forth, they often use derivatives (the "paper" you mention) to cover these positions of income and outgo temporarily.
PAPER is paper and not backed by physical gold. people are still buying gold in PORTABLE form...more
nice article suzanne. there is no "correct answer" to this market level - we have never been here before with this level of global central bank intervention and almost unimaginable sovereign debt-to-gdp levels (including/especially the U.S., germany and japan).
so, if you spend a dollar a second, how long does i...more
good luck with that strategy.
only 143 trillion minor details stand in your way - over $143 trillion dollars of government debt, non-mortgage (no collateral) personal debt, and unfunded future entitlement liabilities. see usdebtclock.org
payback is hell or "southern man, when will you pay them back?" *
did some chart analysis that you might all enjoy - the "summer swoons" of the past three years have ALL begun on the monday following the last friday in april. is this event now controlled by algorithmic trading computers pre-programmed to act on calendar dates and "sell in may and go away?"
guess we'll see .......more
as a long-term investment advisor and degreed economist, i see a few major points being missed by those posting and responding:
1. a few months of a contrarian manager being wrong-footed (even a year or two) are relatively meaningless over the long term
2. in 2001-2002 these high flyers were down about 40...more
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