Suppose that $f(z)$ is analytic for $\Re(z)>0$ and it is positive on the real axis. Suppose that for some $y_0$ we have $$ \left {f\left( {x + iy} \right)} \right \le f\left( x \right) $$ for any $x>0$ and $y>y_0$. Does it follow that this inequality holds for any $y\geq 0$? This question is related to my earlier question Inequality for complex Hankel function.
The answer is no. For example, consider $f(z)=1/(z^2+1)$. Then for every $y \geq \sqrt{2}$, we have $$ f(x+iy)\leq f(x) $$ for all $x>0$. Indeed, if you write everything out, you get that this inequality is equivalent to $$ (x^2+1)^2 \leq (x^2y^2+1)^2 + 4x^2y^2, $$ which after simplification is seen to be equivalent to $$ 0 \leq y^2(y^2 2 + 2x^2), $$ which is true for all $x$ provided that $y \geq \sqrt 2$. However, the inequality fails for $y=1$. Indeed, $f(x+i)\to \infty$ as $x \to 0$, whereas $f(x)\to1$. 

