|Today, Janet Yellen provided some relatively dovish statements that encouraged a stock market rally as well as a significant decline in interest rates. For some perspective on long-term interest rates, today's chart illustrates the 116-year trend of the 10-year Treasury bond yield (thick blue line). It is worth noting that the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond has been declining since the early 1980s. More recently, the 10-year yield has dipped below 2%. Except for a brief stint during the 2012-2013 time frame, the 10-year Treasury bond yield is currently lower than anytime since 1900 -- a positive for the stock market going forward.Notes:
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