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The Bond Market Continues To Defy Forecasts

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 6:14 AM
From CBS News
For the past few years, we have persistently heard from the so-called experts that interest rates were sure to head much higher given the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy.

What should savers do? The good old ladder strategy is mentioned:
A reasonable strategy for most people is to build a laddered bond portfolio of about 10 years (or use an intermediate bond fund). That balances the two risks of reinvestment and inflation.

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1. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 8:07 AM
It Looks Like The Bond Market Is A 'Bubble'

The U.S. bond market surge that has pushed debt yields to record lows may constitute a “bubble,” said Robert Shiller, a Yale University economics professor who predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market.

“I would say we’re at record low” on long-term rates, the co-creator of the S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index said today at a conference in Oslo. There has been “gradually increasing confidence in U.S. debt” in the past 30 years, he said.
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