Practical analysis for investment professionals

Negative Interest Rates


Poll: Will the Negative Nominal Rate Discourage Banks from Keeping Deposits with the ECB?

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi surprised many last week by reducing the interest rate on deposits to a negative level (−10 bps). So, we asked readers whether negative rates would discourage banks from keeping deposits at the ECB or whether banks might prefer to pay a premium for safety.

Negative Real Interest Rates: The Conundrum for Investment and Spending Policies

Can anyone reasonably expect to earn a 5% real return with acceptable risk in today’s economic environment?



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