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

  • Rates hit nine-week low by MPA

    The average interest rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to a nine-week low this week following the Federal Reserve’s decision to maintain its $85bn-per-month bond-buying program

  • Higher rates here to stay by MPA

    The economy will continue to grow over the next year in spite of higher interest rates thanks to record housing affordability and other factors, according to a new report

  • Fed's taper delay: Don't get used to it by Ryan Smith

    The Fed's shock decision to put off tapering may have been a momentary reprieve, as an official says tapering could begin as early as next month

  • Mortgage applications head up as rates edge down by Ryan Smith

    Mortgage applications were up last week as interest rates crept down, according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association

  • Fed says no to taper by Ryan Smith

    Flying in the face of market predictions, the Federal Reserve yesterday decided to 'await more evidence that progress will be sustained' before winding back its bond-buying program

  • How to weather today's Fed taper talk by Ryan Smith

    Top mortgage professionals are counselling calm as the Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee begins a two-day meeting to discuss whether to scale back its $85bn-per-month bond-buying program


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