Real Rates in Developed Markets: Monthly Chart Update 7/3/11

Here are the updated charts of real interbank rates in developed markets:

 

US Real Rates

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Euro Area Real Rates

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Japan Real Rates

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UK Real Rates

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Switzerland Real Rates

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Canada Real Rates

Australia Real Rates

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New Zealand Real Rates

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Norway Real Rates

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Sweden Real Rates

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The basic shape of most of these charts is the same: real rates are below zero and headed lower. Please see here, for a longer-term chart of US real rates and some commentary on the implications for the contrarian investor.

 

 
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Posted Mar 7, 2011