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

Demographics and Interest Rates

Demographics and Interest Rates Interesting chart suggesting that demographics explain bond yields. Image: Fidelity Investments

U.S. Interest Rates Make the Dollar More Attractive

U.S. Interest Rates Make the Dollar More Attractive The strong dollar is the result of higher U.S. interest rates and the fact that the U.S. economy is outperforming the world. But Fed rate cuts are coming. Image: Financial Times