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When Will Higher Rates Kill Stocks?

Chart of the Day Interest rates have to go higher. Almost everyone knows that. But the real question on everyone’s mind is: will higher rates kill the bull market in

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What’s Up for 2018? Inflation and Interest Rates

Here we are in the first week of 2018! As I mentioned in my last Economy & Markets article, I usually focus on short-term overreactions in the Treasury bond market

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How to Prepare for Higher Rates

It was already a busy month just two weeks into November when we released the latest issue of Peak Income to subscribers. Before embarking on a trip to Asia, President

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Rate Hikes on the Horizon?

Last Friday’s jobs data filled most investors with confidence going into the second half of the year. This week, notwithstanding some disconcerting nuclear brinksmanship, markets remain calm. Along with the

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I’ve Got My List and I’m Sticking To It

As I write this, the markets are still near all-time highs and long-term Treasury rates sit at just under 3%. Because the Fed seems to have met its dual mandate

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Are You Listening?

The past week was full of Federal Reserve speeches, which, yeah, I wouldn’t blame you one bit if you tuned them out completely. But I listen to what they say,

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Stop Patching Up the Euro

Andreas Georgiou can’t catch a break. The Greek statistician moved back to his home country in 2010, at age 50, to help right the financial ship. He left Washington, where

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The Ides of March

I know, the Ides of March is usually recognized as landing on March 15 and so I’m a little early! In early Roman calendars, the “Ides” happened near the mid-point

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Zombies and Zealots

I’m sure you’re familiar with someone who thinks they’re a Big Deal. Your boss, that weird cousin on Facebook, your toddler. No corner of society is immune from a puffed-up

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What Moves Interest Rates?

You’ve heard me go on and on about U.S. Treasury interest rates – they’re my specialty, after all, but you’re of course forgiven if some of the finer points are