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With U.S. securities being default risk free, what would happen if the economic state of the general nation collapses? Would there still be the default risk free component involved?

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  1. keenlearner
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    practically risk free rate does not mean that there is no risk . risk free rate is the minimum rate that people of the country should get on their investments in addition to risk premium (depending upon the type of security they r investing in) . WE have an example of Greece where entire economy collapsed ...practically it definitey carries a default risk but its rarest hence regarded as risk free

  2. FranckV
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    Some people would argue that the central bank (Fed or ECB) deposit rate is the new "risk free rate"

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