Interest rates

  • Rate hikes are ahead – but how many? by Ryan Smith

    The Federal Reserve has signaled that it will continue to hike interest rates sporadically. Now the Congressional Budget Office is projecting just how high rates might go over the next few years

  • Fed holds rates steady – for now by Ryan Smith

    After raising interest rates at its last meeting, the Federal Reserve decided against a rate hike in May – but intimated that further hikes were on the way

  • Rate snapshot: Still no real increase in purchase loans, MBS up by MPA

    The MBA's loan application survey showed an increase for last week, but most of that came in the form of refinancing. MBS prices were up five basis points this morning, and tension continues in Ukraine. All this and more in today's rate snapshot

  • Rate snapshot: Existing home sales down year-over-year, CPI up by MPA

    The Consumer Price Index was up in June, pushed primarily by higher gas prices. Existing home sales meanwhile, were up month-over-month but down compared to June of 2013. All this and more in today's rate snapshot

  • Rate snapshot: Geopolitics dominates markets by MPA

    With tension between Russia and the US over the downing of a Malaysian airliner, increased fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinians, and ongoing confrontation in Iraq, geopolitical issues are dominating the markets this morning. All this and more in today's rate snapshot


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