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Meet the Luxury Leaders | October 19-20 | Beverly Hills

Bond and mortgage yields have frozen. The 10-year Treasury note in the last three months traded in a slushy harbor 2.6-2.8 percent, but you could skate on this week's 2.58-2.63 percent.When a glacier like this breaks up, expect the shattering onset of true up-down volatility and change in trend.No, I don't know which way. Harry Truman growled his wish for a one-armed economist. No more on-the-other-hand! Apologies: Both of mine are still attached.Long-term rates move with inflation, which moves with economic activity. U.S. rates respond to domestic forces, but a globalizing economy applies pressures we're not used to. I am a U.S. skeptic, and I have company.Janet Yellen: "A high degree of monetary accommodation remains warranted." She sees faster growth later this year, and...