Ken Hartzfeld and Brian Legarth
This graph examines the interest rate on large loans from the London [Bank] interbank market over a monthly basis. Generally, higher interest rates indicate that the economy is stable enough to handle them. Looking at the graph you can recognize that interest rates haven't been above 2% since the Great Recession, and in the last data collection, they have broken the 2% barrier. This is indicating that the global economy is strong.
A secondary market is where individuals buy and sell securities that they own. Most common secondary markets are the NYSE or NASDAQ. The Secondary market rate measures the price of stocks being exchanged. The Secondary market rate in this graph has also increased above the 2% mark for the first time since the Great Recession, which indicates that people are spending more and with more trust in a stable economy.
These two graphs both show rates at which financial transactions take place. LIBOR [The London Bank] measures interest rates while the secondary market rate measures stock exchange prices. Both are strong indicators of an economy's stability and growth potential. These two graphs are showing strong signals of a growing economy both domestically and internationally. If I were the hypothesize, the graphs will continue to rise, but if they get too high it is grounds for concern as they could crash again as they did in the Great Recession.