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Subject:  Re: Global Interest Rates Date:  5/28/2013  9:45 AM
Author:  Wradical Number:  34970 of 36400

I'll have to find the article, but I'd argue that anything much under 4% should be labeled "government subsidized." How can Switzerland maintain .69% 10 year rates without some support? Looking at these traditional US rates, and even comparing with equities shows that we would be at 4% or higher now without intervention.
I'd contend that they keep those rates down because their banking sector continues to soak in foreign deposits like a sponge - just like American banks. Only better, because they offer a safe non-dollar, non-euro alternative.

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