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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.
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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

Should we be worried about rising interest rates?

Jun 21, 2013
Interest rates are going up. What does that mean for consumers?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, buying a home

Will the Fed keep feeding investors?

Jun 18, 2013
The Federal Reserve kicks off a two-day meeting today. The big question: Is the Fed going to scale back its bond-buying program?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bonds, interest rates, Ben Bernanke

Interest rates up, will home prices follow?

Jun 12, 2013
In a few weeks, the accounting quarter ends and then the emails and envelopes start arriving with results. For those with bonds, it might not be pretty.
Posted In: bonds, interest rates

Bond yields spike on interest rate apprehension

Jun 11, 2013
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore & Company, explains what's got bond yields rising.
Posted In: bonds, interest rates

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