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The Real Rate Of Return On The 10-Year Treasury Is Real Low

May 9, 2017
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1. As of the close of 4/28/17,the yield on the 10-Yr.T-Note was 2.28%, while the trailing 12-month Consumer Price Index (CPI) headline rate stood at 2.40%, according to Bloomberg.
2. That translated into a real rate of return (yield-inflation) of -0.12%. From 1965 through April 2017,the average real rate was 2.41% (6.41% avg.Yield - 4.00% avg. CPI), according to Bloomberg.

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