Fed Funds Futures Curve (Interest Rates)

Fed Funds Futures Curve (Interest Rates) For the first time, traders are starting to price in negative U.S. interest rates for first time. Image: The Daily Shot – The Wall Street Journal

Real Interest Rates and Recessions

U.S. Real Interest Rates and Recessions Currently, U.S. real interest rates are negative. In recent history, real interest rates were at least above 1.8% (orange line) before a recession.

Commercial Bank – Credit Cards Interest Rate

Commercial Bank – Credit Cards Interest Rate In the United States, the average credit card interest rate is 17.39%, at highest level in decades.  Is the U.S. consumer doing well? Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research