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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bond yields are un-attractive compared to the past

Frequently, banks will charge you more in fees than you make in interest.

Ten-year government bond yields in Europe are even lower than in the U.S. In Switzerland, 0.46% is the maximum you’ll earn every year for the next 10 years if you hold such bonds to maturity.

Today’s investors won’t enjoy the effects of compounding that I enjoyed, having started my career in 1970 when yields were 6%, on their way to 15%.

Contrarian Investor Dr.Marc Faber is an international investor known for his uncanny predictions of the stock market and futures markets around the world.


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