The updated global real interest rate charts:

 

[EDIT: For up-to-date real interest rate charts see here.]

[EDIT 2: You can now buy the data behind the main chart below.]

 

Long-term & Short-term Real Fed Funds Rate:

 

The declining trend in the real fed funds rate continued in march. The charts of the real fed funds rate have shown sharp declines in recent months. We should note that gold has been on a tear higher in recent months also – this corroborates the usual thesis that ‘negative real rates are positive for the gold price’.


Long-term Real Fed Funds Rate Chart

Click to enlarge. Source: St Louis Fed

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An update of the daily treasury statement charts for 27/4/11:

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