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

  • Fed to begin tapering QE by Ryan Smith

    The Federal Reserve said today that it would begin to wind down its $85bn-per-month bond-buying program

  • Mortgage application volume hits 12-year low by Ryan Smith

    Mortgage application volume fell to its lowest level in more than a dozen years last week

  • Mortgage rate misconception abounds by Ryan Smith

    Prospective homebuyers may be in for a nasty shock if the mortgage market ever returns to its pre-crisis rates. After a few years of super-low rates, a vast majority of homebuyers think sub-5% mortgage interest rates are normal


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