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The New Neutral is Well Underway


Pimco's Bill Gross called his new secular investment theme "the new neutral". Gross expects slow economic growth and low real interest rates over the next five years, and this will fuel the hunt for yield. We can already see the hunt for yield playing out in the year-to-date PerfChart showing the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) and three high yield alternatives. It is not even close. The Utilities SPDR (XLU), REIT iShares (IYR) and 20+ YR T-Bond ETF (TLT) are easily beating the stock market this year. 

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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