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OCT 17, 2013 - Forbes

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Bond Alternatives For The Coming Sharknado

The expected return of a bond is its yield.  Problem: we live in a world where the Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates artificially low.  A 10-year Treasury bond pays 2.7%, perhaps 1.2% after inflation in the best case.  If inflation springs up along the way, which seems somewhere between likely and inevitable, this would leave us with a negative real return.

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