Interest rates

  • Mortgages: Do we need inflation? by MPA

    Real estate needs a pick-me-up, something of a surprise considering that home values remain below 2007 prices and mortgage rates continue to hover around 4%.What can we do to perk-up the housing sector? One answer might be help from the Federal Reserve.

  • Rate Snapshot: October job creation misses expectations by MPA

    October's unemployment rate declined to 5.8%, but job creation missed expectations. Meanwhile, increasing realization is spreading that the Fed and other central banks cannot heal all problems; a message that is way past due.

  • Fed official says bank shouldn’t wait too long to raise rates by MPA

    He warns that raising rates after the economy reaches its agreed targets could spur another recession.


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