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

  • White House confident in Yellen confirmation by Ryan Smith

    A White House spokesman says President Obama is confident that his pick to head the Federal Reserve will be confirmed despite some Republican grumblings.

  • Mortgage rates up for 2nd straight week by Ryan Smith

    Stronger-than-expected economic data pushed rates higher for the second week in a row this week.

  • Yellen’s plans for QE by Ryan Smith

    The presumptive head of the Federal Reserve testified before the Senate today on her plans for the Fed's $85bn-per-month bond-buying program.

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