risk free rate

Risk Free Rates on Datastream – Update

Posted on 25 October 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

A new and very good post from the Business Library at the University of Manchester provides an update on risk free rates on Datastream: Source:  Business Research Plus: “A couple of business library blogs have mentioned the risk free rate recommendations on the Thomson Reuters Datastream extranet. (See http://finabase.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/risk-free-rates-t-bills-benchmark-bonds.html and http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/aberconwaylibrary/2011/09/08/datastream-risk-free-rate/) Unfortunately, these recommendations have not
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Datastream – Risk free rate

Posted on 8 September 2011 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Definition: “The risk free rate for a given period is taken to be the return on government bonds over the period. This is because a government cannot run out of its own currency, as it is able to create more as necessary.Any other investment should produce greater returns than the risk free rate. The extra
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