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Safe Rate

The rate of return on a low-risk investment. Examples of investments with safe rates include U.S. Treasury securities and investment grade bonds. See also: Safety-net return.

safe rate

The interest rate obtainable from relatively risk-free investments, such as U.S. Government Treasury Bonds.

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Real safe rates of return are exceptionally low at present and are not expected to rise soon," Bullard said.
He characterized the bubble as a time of low short-term interest rates and historically low long-term safe rates of return.
The Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) confirmed that all the variables in terms of thermal measurements and concentrations of radon gas, carbon dioxide, and the widening cracks in the ground are at safe rates.