3 stocks trading in ‘The Yield Mirage’

Imagine that the proverbial Martian with an economics degree observed the USA today with unemployment at 5.5% and falling, GDP growing by 2.75%, and house prices and home building both recovering strongly. However, interest rates are 0.1%, 1.5%, and 2.1% for 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. This well-informed Martian would surely ask, how can this be? We too ask the same question. As a result of our inability to rationalise this data, we are generally wary of so called yield plays. We are even more concerned with what we call manufactured yield stocks. These are stocks generating a...

Imagine that the proverbial Martian with an economics degree observed the USA today with unemployment at 5.5% and falling, GDP growing by 2.75%, and house prices and home building both recovering strongly. However, interest rates are 0.1%, 1.5%, and 2.1% for 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years.

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