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Except in the rarest of circumstances, i.e., coming off the top of an historic, Volker-style spike in interests-rates, cash-equivalents, such as CDs, short-term Treasuries, prime agencies, corporates and minis, will never offer a real-rate of return after taxes and inflation.

this phrase holds a lot of meaning......Volcker-style spike in interest rates,......

we live in its shadow no matter how the FED is fought.....and now we live with rates lower than what our parents saw during the great depression......

wild swings are for two things.....destroying the economy and taking advantage of the markets in general.......but there is no taking advantage of much in today's markets......

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