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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

So you think bond funds are safe? Think again

Jun 5, 2013
Stocks are risky, but bonds are safe -- or so goes the stereotype. But what about bond mutual funds?
Posted In: bonds, Mutual funds, interest rates

Rising mortgage interest rates: A make or break moment for homebuyers?

May 31, 2013
Recently, the housing market has been making headlines for making a historic recovery. New home sales, existing home sales and pending sales are all up. But so are mortgage interest rates as of this week. That's not so good, but should it make shoppers reconsider buying a home?
Posted In: Housing, interest rates, housing market

Is the era of super-low mortgages over?

May 29, 2013
The value of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note is down, amid signs the U.S. economy is gathering strength. The yield is up to 2.14 percent, and 30-year mortgage rates are inching close to 4 percent, the highest in a year.
Posted In: housing market, interest rates, mortgage, bonds

About face on the home front: Interest rates spike

May 29, 2013
For a moment there, things were looking really peachy in housing.
Posted In: mortgage, interest rates, bonds, Ben Bernanke, whiteboard

The week interest rates popped upward

May 24, 2013
Chances are the Dow could end up with a loss for the week. But the big story may be bonds.
Posted In: bonds, stock market, interest rates

European Central Bank cuts interest rate to record low

May 2, 2013
The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates to a record low of 0.5 percent. But how much stimulus can the ECB really provide?
Posted In: ECB, interest rates, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

Does President Obama's budget help or hurt soon-to-double student loan interest rates?

Apr 10, 2013
In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Posted In: federal student loans, interest rates, federal budget, higher education

Another Fed meeting... Why bother?

Jan 30, 2013
With interest rates locked near zero until 6.5 percent unemployment, what's the point of meeting until then?
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Economy, interest rates

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