Gross: Fed will keep rates low until at least 2016

Bill Gross
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Bill Gross, co-head of the world's largest bond manager, repeated his call that interest rates would remain low for at least two more years.

"Our primary thrust has been to focus on what we are most (although not totally) confident about, that the Fed will hold policy rates stable until 2016 or beyond," Gross, co-chief investment officer of $1.97 trillion Pimco, wrote in a monthly note to clients Tuesday.

Gross made a similar pronouncement in July and has so far been right—interest rates are still near zero. At the same time, Pimco's largest mutual fund, the $247 billion Total Return Fund Class A, has struggled this year relative to other asset classes, especially stocks. It's down 3.2 percent year to date through November.