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Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
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For Retirees, QE3 Means More Income Woes

Today’s announcement by the Federal Reserve puts the central bank in bold new territory – with a relatively open-ended commitment to buy more bonds until the job outlook improves “substantially.” The Fed also said that, barring a sooner-than-expected return visit from the Inflation Fairy, it intends to keep its benchmark interest rate at close to zero until mid-2015.

Stock investors are reacting as though Christmas came early (and might last until mid-2015). The Dow jumped more than 200 points on Thursday, and the S&P 500 hit its highest level since 2007. But for retirees, there’s likely to be less celebrating, more sighing, because the safer investments they’ve traditionally relied on (think Treasurys and CDs) will continue to yield next to nothing. How should they and other investors cope with the seemingly endless low-interest era? MarketWatch columnist Robert Powell offers some ideas in  7 QE3 Moves to Make With Your Money. Among his takeaways: Consider buying natural resources, the ultimate hedge assets in case that Inflation Fairy returns.

 

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    • Retirees and fixed income folks need to be more concerned about the eroding of the value of the dollar. Printing money makes their income/savings less valuable every day. This administration just condemned these folks to a lower lifestyle while helping wallstreet again! I thought Obama was for helping the poor?

    • Here again, the Federal Reserve rewards those who have been irresponsible and penalizes those who have been responsible, like many retirees. These actions by the Fed, that ostensibly boost stock values, also help to boost the Fed’s balance sheet thus enabling the Fed to dump AIG shares at artificially high prices. Bernanke is not fooling anyone. The long term consequences of these short term fixes will be horrific.

    • Actually, future infatuation is being priced into stocks. A wheel barrel manufacture would be a good investment. We will need something to tote our money in.

    • Bad news for savers, but in a few years, the FED has to sell their bloated balance sheet, and yields will pick up substantially.

    • Bad news for savers, but in a few years, the FED has to sell their bloated balance sheet, and yields will pick up substantially.

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L.L. Bean longtime CEO Leon Gorman dies
Treasury's Lew irked by China's FX move
Kentucky clerk jailed over marriage licenses

What it’s like to play tennis with a ‘smart’ racket

Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ suspension overturned
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Father of drowned Syrian boy describes voyage

Watch China’s    90-minute parade in 60 seconds
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China markets close for war anniversary

Blame Marissa Mayer for maternity-leave shrink

Karl Lagerfeld is coming to a store near you

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They tangled with student debt all summer
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Investment risk has changed, so this must change too
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Why the U.K. Hugo Chavez will be good for its economy

Why India is worth a look if you’re cooling on China

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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.02 0.73%
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BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 15.95 0.10 0.63%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.91 0.16 0.31%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.84 -0.03 -0.19%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.11 0.29 0.89%
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Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
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