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Bells ringing for Treasurys? Apple files to sell debt

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  • Brian Bobbitt
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    It appears interest rates, in the real world are rising a bit. I don't know if that is a precursor to higher FED rates or Prime but I would begin to prepare for higher rates and the results thereof;
    Such as: Present bonds and interest bearing notes dropping in price.
    US$ rising in value in the dollar index, causing difficulty in exports and making imports easier.
    Foreign Travel may increase. Precious metals may fall further. Business in general could begin to lag a bit, and if fuel prices go up along with %'s, then a return to recessionary times could begin.
    I for one, can't see how the FED or government agencies can raise rates, but there it is.
    I would be fairly protective of profits in here, and take profits along the way, sit on the side for a month or so until you start getting that warm feeling again.
    Just a word of caution.
    Start buying silver eagles as the price drops. Don't pay more than $3 over spot price.
    Capt. Brian
    The Lost Navigator
    29 Apr, 10:04 AM Reply Like
  • Great Swami
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    Capt,
    Not so sure about rising rates going forward. Yes, rates spiked after April last year on taper rumours and the markets trying to figure that out. But, since the first of the year with actual taper implemented rates have been falling. Not what the crowd expected.
    In the long run the direction of rates will depend on economic growth and the demand for money. Right now there isn't much demand for all the excess money the Fed printed. It's just sitting idle in reserves.
    Bond and bond like securities have been among the best performers so far this year. Again, not what the crowd was expecting.
    Just sayin.
    29 Apr, 02:19 PM Reply Like
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