June 04, 2014

Mr. Richard Madigan would you not like to know the real not subsidized US bond based risk-free rate?

Sir, Richard Madigan, chief investment officer at JPMorgan Private Bank writes “US bond markets leads all markets because they act as the risk-free rate for all risk-assets”, “Rate rises will come despise lower bond yield”, June .

I would love to ask Mr. Madigan the same question I asked Mr. Alan Greenspan some years ago namely… would you not like to know the real US bond based free-rate, without that regulatory distortion resulting from allowing banks to hold US bonds against so much less capital than what they need to hold when lending to citizens, and which in effect makes it therefore a subsidized free-rate?

Mr. Greenspan after hesitating for some moments advanced a "Yes".