225 Years of Interest Rate History in America on One Chart

If you’ve ever studied economics 101, you know how important interest rates are to a country and its economy.

The chart below shows interest rates in the U.S. since 1791. It’s a masterpiece and to our knowledge there’s no other chart like it publicly available on the Internet. If you’ve ever wondered how interest rates have moved over time or what major events caused them to suddenly change direction, this is for you.

The chart below was first shared by @Sobata416 and we can’t wait to hear what you learn from it:

Interest Rates 1791-present


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