Even in this recovery with near zero Fed Funds, job growth was weak and wage growth never materialized.
What will the next recovery look like?
Post Bubble Yields: U.S. 10 Year(Post-2000) vs Japan (Post-1989)
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Rate Cycle: Lower Lows, Lower Highs
Charts courtesy of JDC
The stimulation for the next recovery might be even more limited, given the extremes in current leverage and rates. If we follow the Japanese model, stocks could go down for several years, bonds go up even further, as the dollar rallies, materials and energy stocks do poorly. In this scenario, Gold diverges from the dollar and rallies strongly.
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The greatest booms unfold when capital concentrates in one sector. When that capital shifts, you also find the result of the greatest financial panics in history.