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222 Years of U.S. Interest Rate History On One Chart

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Below is a great chart from legendary technical analyst Louise Yamada that looks at two centuries of U.S. interest rate cycles. Yamada identified seven completed major periods lasting between 22 and 37 years. Three periods had rising interest rates and four had falling interest rates.

YahooFinance_Louise-Yamadas-chart-of-222-years-of-interest-rates

Note: For more recent data (1977 to today), Yamada used the yearly close for the 30-Year Treasury bond. For data from 1790 to 1976, she used prime corporate bond rates. All of her data are in nominal terms (that is, not adjusted down during inflationary periods or up during deflationary periods).

Source: Yahoo! Finance

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