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Things Are About to get More Interesting

As the stock market has continued its seemingly never-ending ascent, something else has been happening in the background, albeit more quietly: Yields have been rising. On Tuesday, famed bond guru Bill Gross of Janus Henderson and formerly of PIMCO suggested that the treasury market has officially entered bear market territory. With a current yield in the neighborhood of 2.55%, the ten year note yield has broken a 25 year trend line. Gross had suggested back in October that a sustained move past 2.40% on the... Continue Reading

Bank of Japan Holding Course

At its latest policy meeting earlier this month, the Bank of Japan did what was widely expected and held monetary policy unchanged. Rates will remain at -0.1 percent, while the pace of bond purchases will also stay constant-at least for now. The Japanese central bank did, however, push back its time frame for inflation reaching its two percent target. The bank appears ready to stay on its current course, unless it becomes necessary to hit the gas again. The statement by the BoJ with its... Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Start Buying Precious Metals Today

Perhaps you have heard of precious metals investments. Maybe you even thought about buying gold once or twice in the past but never got around to doing it. Or perhaps you are fully invested in equities and have never even looked beyond stocks at alternative investments. If this is you, it’s time to start thinking a little “outside the box.” In fact, in our view, right now represents one of the best opportunities to begin investing in gold, silver and other precious metals. In fact,... Continue Reading

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