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Where can I find the bond rate you use in your PE ratio scan?

What you want is the 10 year bond rate.

It is published every day in the Australian Financial Review and probably other newspapers.

You can also get it from the Reserve Bank of Australian web site.

Go to

Click on Statistics

Click on Indicative Mid Rates of Selected Commonwealth Government Securities ...

Scroll to Treasury Fixed Coupon Bonds

Find the rate for the series 10 years from now (in March 2003, that was May 2013).