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Negative Interest Rates


No Longer Superheroes? Twilight of the Bonds

With low, nil, or negative yields, how much can bonds still contribute to a portfolio?

Finance, Bubbles, Negative Rates: The What Ifs . . . ?

What if "normal" real interest rates are not coming back?

Negative Interest Rates: The Logical Absurdity

Upside-down rates do make sense. They reveal the high cost of staying solvent.

Top 10 Posts from 2019: Damodaran, Marks, Shiller, and Buffett

The leading Enterprising Investor articles from 2019 feature insights from some of the top luminaries in all of finance.

Negative Interest Rates: Carry an Umbrella at All Times

Negative interest rates are back! Should portfolio managers change their game plans because of them?

Recovery or Expansion? Abby Joseph Cohen, CFA, on the US Economy

The US economy is not just in recovery, it is now in an expansion, according to Abby Joseph Cohen, CFA.

The Mad Scientists of Monetary Policy: The War on Cash

Recently, there has been a global movement toward eliminating cash, Ron Rimkus, CFA, observes. It sounds strange, almost bizarre. Who exactly wants to eliminate cash? Why? What would we do without it? Rimkus explores these questions as well as the most critical one of all: Is it good for his mom?

Best of 2016: Flat Markets and Negative Rates

The central bankers' ongoing romance with negative interest rates is perhaps the most important story of 2016. Ron Rimkus, CFA, provides his year-end roundup and looks ahead to 2017.

James Grant: Negative Interest Rates Will End — Badly

“Radical monetary policy begets more radical policy,” says James Grant. “It seems to me at some point markets or voters will put a stop to this.”

Reduced Viability? Banks, Insurance Companies, and Low Interest Rates

In the current low-rate environment, there is reason to wonder about the viability of banks, insurance companies, and indeed any institution that generally depends on the spread between long- and short-dated liabilities for its profits, says David Schawel, CFA.



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