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.http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/Treasury-Yield...And looking at US historical rates, how risky were those higher rates pre-1990.Also, since I just returned from Australia this weekend (which you Paul know), their CD rates in the 5-6% range look pretty good in this inflation environment, but they're also tempered by home mortgage rates in about the same range.I think it will be MORE interesting to see how long or if US corporate 10 year rates will remain close to treasuries, and how this all unwinds.Interesting!BobRYR Home Fool
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