In an interview that will air Sunday on ABC, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says, “”We have much, much lower risk of [a double-dip recession] today than at any time over the last 12 months or so … We are in an economy that was growing at the rate of almost 6 percent of GDP in the fourth quarter of last year. The most rapid rate in six years. So we are beginning the process of healing.”
By Jack Holland:When I hear IMF and Europe spoken in the same sentence, I reach for my laptop to buy more shares of SPXU. I am amazed that bankrupt nations are able to lend the IMF money so they can borrow it back to bail themselves out. How does that work? Sounds a bit like money laundering to me. But these are just rhetorical questions.
German bonds yields have been collapsing all year, and now investors are paying the government to take their money for up to four years. On Friday, German bond yields hit new lows, with the 10-year German bond yield, referred to as the "bund," hitting a new record low of 0.623%, while the 4-year yield turned negative, falling to -0.008%.
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This week: Fee facts 101
Silicon Valley venture capital investors — the people who pour millions into tech startups in the hopes of selling them later for billions — are beginning to worry that low interest rates might be inflating a tech bubble.
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By Jonathan Yates
For a dividend paying stock, traditionally an investor would not search for companies in the high tech sector. Many tech companies felt that capital that could have gone to shareholders in the form of a dividend payment was better deployed for research and development, or in buying a new company.
By BubbleBustInvesting:With the Fed keeping interest rates at record low levels, chasing after high-dividend paying stocks has been a popular trade among retail investors in the last two years and will most likely be for the next two years.