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I have quarried in the past that risk free rate for doing the valuation of equities and got some interesting answers, wanted to share here.

This is holistic view where an average of 10 year debt YTM of five lowest ratio of govt debt to GDP:

The 10yr Treasury is still a decent risk free rate, but the U.S.’s sovereign debt load will soon match Greece‘s. It may already exceed that level if you count the unfunded liabilities of entitlement programs. Continue reading