United States Interest Rate ( US 3 months Bill Rate ) Long Term chart. This is equivalent with variable interest rate. See the chart below.
US 3 months Bill Rate is also known as a 3 Month T-Bill Rate or 13-Week Treasury Bill. Treasury bills are short-term U.S. debt.
This chart can help us to calculate the real interest rate by subtracting inflation rate from interest rate.
By determining the trend we can see where the inflation is heading.
The charts of 3 months Bill Rate and inflation are correlated. See long term US inflation rate verse US 3 months Bill Rate chart below.
When 3 months Bill Rate line(blue) is above inflation rate line(red), the real interest rate is positive.
When 3 months Bill Rate line(blue) is below inflation rate line(red), the real interest rate is negative.
High interest rate comes as a result of high inflation. High interest rate has some impact on commodity markets. See Gold versus inflation chart.
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