History of US Interest Rates: 1790-Present

This chart of 10yr Treasury yields since 1790 is from Doug Kass at Real Money.

Dougie notes “The only time that yields have consistently been below current levels was WWII — 1941-44 — and and immediately after, to 1951, when the U.S. enforced a ceiling on yields. Even during the 1930s when the great Depression contracted the economy 25%, deflation drove yields to 2.5-4.0%.”

10’s are currently 2.436% after the durable goods number yesterday.


10 yr Treasury yields since 1790

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hat tip via David W

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