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Entering the Twilight Zone: Eerie Parallels Between the 1950s and Today

September 02, 2021

You may feel like you are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. But our next stop is not the Twilight Zone, or so we hope. It’s a journey to a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the imagination—one that may spark some feelings of familiarity.

The latest commentary from Cetera Investment Management compares today’s marketplace with one of a not-so-distant past: the 1950s. At that time, the United States had very high debt levels, low bond yields, new technologies, an exodus to the suburbs, and the first space race.* Sound familiar? Lets explore what these parallel trends might tell us about our future.

*Although it was between nations, not billionaires.


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