The problem in the banking system is pretty simple, for ten out of the last fourteen years, mortgage rates have been well below the effective Fed funds rate today, which is 5.1%. So, bank assets are yielding very, very low-income streams to banks. Alternatively, you can go out right now and get over 5% on a risk-free ultra-short-term treasury note. No liquidity risks, no duration risks, nothing. This week on Retirement Lifestyle Advocates radio, our guest, Michael Pento, talks with your host, Dennis Tubbergen, about the banking crisis and the Fed’s next move.
Michael Pento is the President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies, with more than 27 years of investment experience. He was the portfolio creator and consultant to Delta/Claymore’s commodity portfolios that raised more than $3 billion, distributed through Claymore/Guggenheim’s sales network. He produces the weekly podcast “The Mid-Week Reality Check” and is the author of the book “The Coming Bond Market Collapse.” For more information about our guest Mr. Michael Pento, please visit http://pentoport.com. For more information about Retirement Lifestyle Advocates, please visit www.RetirementLifestyleAdvocates.com.