I really liked this chart from Visual Capitalist and thought I would share. It was created by Paul Schmelzing, visiting scholar at the Bank of England (BOE), and shows how global real interest rates have experienced an average annual decline of -0.0196% (-1.96 basis points) throughout the past eight centuries.

Source: Dorothy Neufeld, Visualizing the 700-Year Fall of Interest Rates, Visual Capitalist, February 4, 2020, https://www.visualcapitalist.com/700-year-decline-of-interest-rates/

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