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Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers may need a new game plan. Here are some ideas for how to cope: Accept that cash accounts won't pay. Since 2007, individuals and businesses have piled up $3 trillion more in bank savings accounts and money market mutual funds, lifting the total to nearly $10 trillion. Yet many of those accounts are paying close to zero interest, in line with the Federal Reserve's benchmark short-term interest rate. Even if the Fed begins...

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