Interest rates at historic LOWS while market at HIGHS

Episode 196:  Friday’s jobs report came out extremely strong, making up for May’s abysmal number.  The S&P500 is near record highs because the US economy seems strong and it appears the Fed won’t raise interest rates because of global concerns.

But can rates really stay this low if the economy is so well off?  Rates this week undercut the previous low from 2012…when the US was approaching a “fiscal cliff” and President Obama was reelected.

Negative and near zero interest rates put the value of capital at below par, suggesting that there are no other “safe” places to store money.  Perhaps there aren’t, corporate profits remain feeble, global growth is at a standstill, and US social unrest (indeed, perhaps the world’s) is akin to the turmoil of 1968.

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