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How Precious Metals Generate Positive Real Returns

How Precious Metals Generate Positive Real Returns

One of the most bullish backdrops for precious metals is an environment of negative real interest rates – that is, when bonds and cash yield less than the inflation rate. With inflationary pressures picking up and the Federal Reserve showing no signs of lifting its benchmark rate anytime soon, real short-term rates could fall even further into negative territory in the months ahead. Long-term yields, however, have been moving slightly higher in nominal terms. Higher bond yields have helped lift the U.S. Dollar Index and restrain gold and silver prices so far in 2021. The 30-year yield rose to nearly 2% on Friday. While still quite low historically, a breakout […]

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