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Friday, Oct 16

Taking Advantage of Volatility

Over the last six 6 years we have witnessed heightened volatility in the markets. In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09, both the Federal Reserve and the Treasury took unprecedented measures in an attempt to stabilize financial markets. Prior to the crisis when market rates were more “normalized” , retirement investors could park their money in money market or Certificate of Deposits (CD’s) at banks that payed interest rates in the mid to high single digits or even just savings accounts that payed a modest 2 or 3%. Now, due to ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) those returns have dried