Interest rates

  • What could slow down the taper? by Ryan Smith

    Mortgage rates are set to rise as the Fed cuts back its mortgage-backed securities purchases. The question is, how fast does the Fed intend to wind the bond buys down?

  • What could speed up the taper? by Ryan Smith

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a press conference Wednesday that the Fed would most likely continue to wind back purchases, $10bn at a time over the next several meetings of its rule-making committee. However, he said, that decision was more of a flexible guideline than a hard-and-fast policy

  • What now for rates? by MPA

    What does the taper mean for mortgage rates? Well, it all depends on how fast the Federal Reserve winds down the rest of its bond-buying program

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