What’s the Safest Investment Strategy?

Seth J. Masters and John McLaughlin

Many investors with little appetite for risk think cash is the safest asset class. After all, if you have no investments, you have no investment risk. That’s true enough, but it’s reassuring only if you ignore inflation and taxes.  And of course, most individuals do pay taxes and everyone experiences inflation. (more…)


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How Low Can the 30-Year Treasury Yield Go?

Posted by Michael DePalma (pictured) and Philip Chasparis of AllianceBernstein (NYSE: AB)

Even as the US Federal Reserve has continued to taper bond purchases and hint at eventually tightening monetary policy, long-term US Treasury yields have not only continued to fall, but outperformed all other maturities from two-year to 10-year bonds. Investors shouldn’t bank on them falling much further.

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