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Grab These Shares Before Wall Street Realizes They're Rate-Hike Proof

If Janet Yellen raises rates in December, it will likely be so the Fed can cut them again shortly thereafter.

It makes sense – official U.S. debt tops $19 trillion (and rising fast). Unfunded liabilities take the total to nearly $127 trillion. Raising rates by just 1% would cost the Fed unfathomably more in additional interest that comes right from the federal budget.

Were it to hike rates, the central bank would cut its own feet off, too. The Fed's bond inventory is so massive, Goldman Sachs estimates it would take a $250 billion haircut on a 1% hike.

So I feel pretty confident that we won't see anything but a token increase – if that – anytime soon.

So, now more than ever, investors need to find a nice, secure source of yield among the slim pickings available; something with the wherewithal to hold up under uncertainty and change.

I'm going to show you the best one I know. And the best part is, its "secret ingredient" is more than powerful enough to overcome any interest rate hike, whether it comes from the Fed or the market. 

The income is great, and you'll love the capital gains, too...

The Fed

Save Yourselves Before the Fed's Next Big Failure

Volatility finally visited the stock market last week after the dullest summer in two decades as the hydra-headed Federal Reserve played Hamlet regarding its intentions regarding interest rates. That description of the increasingly feckless Fed may constitute a mixed metaphor, but that is a small sin compared to the damage the group of former tenured […]

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The Fed

September FOMC Meeting: What to Watch for Now

The September FOMC meeting is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for market watchers.

That's why we're highlighting what to watch for at the Sept. 20-21 gathering.

While an interest rate hike is unlikely, here's what the Fed could do...

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Capitalism Might Not Survive the Fed's Next "Big Idea"

At the Fed's Jackson Hole symposium last month, there were strong hints from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer that they want to raise rates in the near future, but they have broken such promises before.

Those broken promises are likely what lead investors to continue their staggering complacency, and they missed some very disturbing noises about the Fed's plans to deal with the next recession.

These plans are unconstitutional and dangerous, but they're only the next step in a quiet revolution that's already being waged by central banks worldwide.

Credulous, complacent investors put themselves at risk of catastrophic losses as this "revolution" moves further along toward its only logical conclusion…

The wholesale destruction of free markets – and the wealth that people have parked there…

But it's the Fed's most recent move that could destroy everything. Here's the best move you can make in this environment to protect your money...

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How a Single Word from the Fed Can Wipe Out Markets

The Committee to Destroy the World opened is hydra-headed mouth one too many times last week.

The result was the biggest drop in stocks since Brexit.

The Dow Jones Industrial average fell nearly 400 points or 2.1% on Friday while the S&P 500 dropped nearly 54 points or 2.5% and the Nasdaq Composite Index also shed 2.5% and nearly 134 points.

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The Fed

Will a September Federal Reserve Rate Hike Happen?

Disappointing economic data has left investors with no idea whether there will be a September Federal Reserve rate hike.

While odds are still unlikely for a rate hike this month, it is always difficult to interpret the Fed's intentions.

Here's what to expect from the September FOMC meeting and for the rest of the year...

The Fed

What Janet Yellen Must Know but Can't Say

Janet Yellen's remarks at Jackson Hole were billed as "one of the single most important speeches" she'd give all year.

But traders largely shrugged off her words. That's because they already know the answer to the one question no politician dares to ask...

Global Markets

Fed's Fischer Says Negative Interest Rates "Seem to Work" – He Is Completely Wrong

Negative interest rates seem to be working, according to Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer.

With decades of financial experience, one would assume the Fed vice chair would know what he's talking about.

But are negative interest rates really working? Here's everything you need to know...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Slides as Fed Rate Hike Odds Increase

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell another 53 points today as investors continue to keep a close eye on the actions of the Federal Reserve in Jackson Hole.

Here's everything else that was moving markets today, and the top investing tips from our team of gurus...

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Burying Our Future at Jackson Hole

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is set to speak in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, today.

When she does, she'll say one thing - but this is what she really means...