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Tapering our own economic expectations

Oct 30, 2013
The Federal Reserve reaffirmed, to no one's surprise, that its stimulus will continue.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, taper, interest rates, dual mandate

Student loan interest rate capped at 8.25%

Jul 26, 2013
The compromise approved by the Senate puts a ceiling on the interest rates for undergraduate student loans.
Posted In: student loans, interest rates, higher education, student debt

Rising interest rates impacts banks

Jul 12, 2013
As Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase kick off bank earnings season, it's a chance to see the effect rising interest rates are having on our nation's banks.
Posted In: Banks, interest rates, Earnings, Federal Reserve

Which would you rather have: More jobs or lower interest rates?

Jul 8, 2013
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note -- the benchmark for U.S. interest rates -- was up this morning following Friday's somewhat positive jobs report.
Posted In: interest rates, China, jobs numbers

Why rising interest rates make the bond market crazy

Jul 2, 2013
You hear it again and again as if it's a natural law: "bond prices decline inversely as interest rates rise." Here's why they do.
Posted In: bonds, interest rates

Who's afraid of 5 percent mortgage rates?

Jun 28, 2013
Do fast-rising interest rates threaten the growing recovery in housing? Experts say prices are still low enough to attract buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, mortgage rates, interest rates

Why does it cost the poor so much to borrow?

Jun 27, 2013
Interest rates banks pay the Fed, and middle- and upper-income consumers pay the banks, are incredibly low. But that's not trickling down to borrowers at the bottom.
Posted In: interest rates

Top central banker calls investors 'feral hogs'

Jun 25, 2013
A Federal Reserve banker in Texas has warned the so-called 'feral hogs' of the financial markets to stop overreacting to the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down quantitative easing. What does it all mean?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bonds, interest rates, quantitative easing

Student loan interest D-Day: What's it mean?

Jun 25, 2013
Interest rates are supposed to go up July 1. How big is the hike and what does it really mean numbers-wise?
Posted In: student loan forgiveness, interest rates, student loan, higher education

Wall Street's gut punch comes from the East

Jun 24, 2013
Will China’s efforts to curtail lending become a problem for the U.S. economy?
Posted In: China, interest rates, bond, Fed

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