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Interest rates bottom, TBF moves higher

Look at this chart. It shows the ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury ETF (NYSE: TBF). As an inverse fund, TBF goes higher when interest rates go higher and bond prices

Economy

Savers Beware: The Fed is “Robbing” You Blind

A dollar just doesn’t go as far as it used to. In case you hadn’t already noticed this fact – you never know who lives under a rock these days

Economy

Where Theory and Reality Don't Mes

Rodney points out the key paradox of pension obligation: contributions should increase when interest rates are low. That’s because retirement nest eggs can only grow in two ways: 1. From

Economy

Don’t Go Down With Your Pension Fund

“You’ve all just made the biggest mistake of your lives.” “You’re gonna die on this plane. It’s gonna crash.” “The company is bankrupt and this plane is going down with

Economy

A Dollar Doesn’t Buy What it Used To

The chart below shows how this statement holds true for housing, healthcare and energy… pretty much everything in fact.   But the astronomical rise in the cost of higher education

Economy

Enslaving Our Smartest Kids is NOT a Boon to the Economy

Lying with statistics is a favorite government pastime and the recent consumer credit report is one of the biggest lies yet. According to the Fed, the amount of consumer credit

Economy

The Yen is Due for a Drop

In the forex market, we quote the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen as “how many yen buy one dollar.” That’s why the standard, tradable, forex pair

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Urgent Message From Japan: Sell the Yen

Last year was tough for the Japanese. During the spring, they survived the horrific tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster. They were forced to close 50 out of 54 nuclear plants.

Economy

No Man's Land

Sometimes knowing when not to trade is as important as knowing when to trade. When prices are trending there’s money to be made. But when the action gets choppy and

Economy

The Trouble with Gold

My accountant and I have an ongoing argument. He tells me that gold is money. I point out that gold is NOT money… at least, not today. I understand that