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Rising Interest Rates Are Coming. OUCH

Rising interest rates are coming and you can be sure your bond portfolio will be hit. – See more at: http://www.learnbonds.com/bond-market-volatility-is-coming/#sthash.RXWwcvpe.dpuf
Rising interest rates are coming and you can be sure your bond portfolio will be hit. – See more at: http://www.learnbonds.com/bond-market-volatility-is-coming/#sthash.RXWwcvpe.dpuf
Rising interest rates are coming and you can be sure your bond portfolio will be hit – See more at: http://www.learnbonds.com/bond-market-volatility-is-coming/#sthash.RXWwcvpe.dpuf

August 22, 2013

SPY 1644.00

The ten year treasury is way way UP at 2.91.  Absolutely amazing stuff.

Rising interest rates are coming and your bond portfolio will be hit if you are in the wrong investments.  You need to get prepared for an environment of higher interest rates.

Listed below are some good recommendations that I have mentioned recently.

Do buy short term bond funds.

Do buy floating rate bond funds.

Here is a link for more information:

https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/investing-ideas/floating-rate-notes-rising-rates?ccsource=email_weekly

Do buy individual corporate bonds or defined maturity funds.

Do buy selected MLPs.  ((Taxable accounts, NOT IRA.))

Do buy gold.

Gold follows predictable cycles and it should increase to hit new highs in January 2014.

Do not buy preferreds.  (If you own preferreds, hold them for the dividends.)  Do not buy long term bond funds.  Hopefully you have already sold any positions that you owned.  Do not buy annuities.  Do not buy TIPs.

Thought for the day:  63% of the new jobs in 2013 are part time and low paying.

Go to “HOME” (top of page) for the most current posts.  (Please respond to POLL Click Here)  This blog discusses dividend paying investments that I find appropriate for myself…..and for investors seeking dividends and income.  I am not an investment professional.  You must do your own research before buying any position.  All gains or losses that you realize are based on your choices.

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