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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Graph: US Treasury Rates & SPY Yield

US Treasury bonds still have very low yields on an historical basis.  This chart shows US Treasury rates and the Federal Reserve's Fed Fund's Rate back to 1993.

Currently, the 10-year US Treasury bond has a 2.19% yield.

For comparison, the ETF for the S&P500, SPY, has a yield of 1.94%.

This week I used some of my profit taking from soaring technology and momentum stocks near their record highs to buy a stock that was well off it's record high with a dividend yield of nearly 4%.    

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