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How Might the Looming Negative Rate Environment Affect Your Savings?
03 Mar 2021
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CATEGORIES: AER Premium AER Personal Global Interest Rates
ANALYSTS:
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Leopoldo Torralba
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Ignacio de la Torre
There is increasing evidence that an almost unprecedented phenomenon of great relevance for economic players is in the offing: a protracted period of negative real interest rates. Real rates are the traditional nominal ones, minus inflation, and are used to analyse the increase or decrease of savings’ purchasing power, mainly in cash or low-risk fixed-income instruments. This is a crucial phenomenon with important implications for the decisions of individuals, companies and investors.
dot What are real rates and why is it so important to understand them well?
dot How do negative real rates affect savings?
dot What are the significant associated risks for savers and investors?
dot How can we protect ourselves?

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