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Zero percent returns: What they mean

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A common sense explanation

This guy - who is not even a financial reporter - gets it and explains our current situation better than any 100 financial news talking heads.

The issue today is not a return on your money, it's a return of your money.

The smart money understands this and are willing to endure no interest - or even a "storage fee" - to guarantee their money won't be vaporized.


Not really.

MF Global, GM bond holders, anyone holding Greek bonds...

100% of all debts are eventually retired. Sometimes the borrower pays them off. Sometimes the lender writes them off.

We're approaching the age of the Massive Right Off.