What the Fed Move Means for Gold

For years, the pundits have been dead wrong...

For nearly a decade, it seems like everyone has been expecting higher interest rates. Except for us. We've been skeptical that rates would rise.

So far, we've been right.

And yesterday afternoon, the Fed again decided not to raise interest rates. It also lowered its expectations for economic growth... and interest rates... in the coming years.

Although the Federal Reserve finally made its first rate hike in December, the yield on the 10-year Treasury still sits at 1.6%, near an all-time low. And yields are crossing into negative territory elsewhere in the world.

With this in mind, today I'm featuring part of a recent
Stansberry Digest written by my colleague Justin Brill. It relates to one of my favorite topics... interest rates, inflation, and gold. If real rates go negative, watch out...

This may be one of the most valuable notes you'll read all year...

We note sovereign yields have plunged to new record lows again...

The yield on 10-year U.K. government bonds hit a record low of 1.11%. Japan's 10-year government bond hit a record negative-yield low of -0.155%. Swiss 10-year government bond yields also hit a new negative record.

And as we feared last week, the yield on 10-year German "bunds" – the benchmark debt for virtually all of Europe – has now dropped below 0% for the first time in history. Bund yields touched as low as -0.033%.
No, what is happening today is not normal...

Foolish central-bank policies are creating distortions unlike anything we've ever seen before. And they are guaranteed to end in disaster.

No one can be certain when these problems will come to a head. But the recent acceleration in plunging yields suggests it could be sooner than even we expect.

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