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  • Cook's decision widely applauded     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses Tim Cook's essay and the speech he gave earlier this week where he called on his home state of Alabama.

  • What's working for US economy     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman deciphers recent economic data and looks at what sectors are working for the U.S. economy.

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.98 percent Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Average U.S. mortgage rates halted their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30- year loan remained below 4 percent.

  • Pimco's Crescenzi's end of QE view     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Tony Crescenzi, Pimco executive vice president, thinks the market is not accurately pricing in potential rate hikes.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Thursday, resuming their downtrend after a two-day climb, as the dollar surged on bets of a sooner-than-expected U.S. interest rate hike and traders appeared resigned that producer group OPEC won't do much to cut output next month. "We're back to the mantra that the U.S. economy will lead the way to higher rates from...

  • Rising rate trades     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Now the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program is finally over, rates are expected to be on the rise. CNBC's Dominic Chu, and the FMHR traders, share their best protection trades.

  • Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct. Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30- year loan remained below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year mortgage rose to 3.98 percent from 3.92 percent last week. Applications for "re-fi's" jumped 23 percent in the week ended Oct. 17—...

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Brent crude oil slipped below $87 a barrel on Thursday as expectations that U.S. interest rates may rise sooner than previously thought pushed the dollar to its highest in more than three weeks. "Increased expectations about a first increase in rates next year will be dollar positive and a higher dollar will be generally negative for commodities,"...

  • Santelli: Curve flattens post-Fed     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar, after the Federal Reserve ended its quantitative easing program.

  • JOHANNESBURG/ BANGALORE, Oct 30- Kenya's central bank is likely to put off raising interest rates until the second quarter of next year as tumbling oil prices keep a lid on inflation, a Reuters poll found. The exception, Rand Merchant Bank, forecast a 50 basis-point rise to 9 percent. Other central banks from emerging markets- such as South Africa and, on Wednesday,...

  • Cramer: Love Lockheed Martin     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber break down new economic data, including military spending out after the Fed announced an end to QE.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russia will raise interest rates this week to curb inflation and prop up the rouble, analysts forecast in a Reuters poll, as the central bank tries to contain fallout from the Ukraine crisis and plunging oil prices. "A sharp acceleration of inflation to 8.5 percent by the end of October, against the background of a 20 percent weakening of the rouble...

  • Barclays sets aside $805 million in rigging probe Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Barclays, Britain's second biggest bank by assets, set aside 500 million pounds on Thursday to cover possible penalties amid international probes into the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets. The provision amount is greater than the 290 million pound fine Barclays paid for its role in rigging the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, a...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- The minimum interest rate at a dollar repo auction to be held later on Thursday will be 2.1207 percent, the Russian central bank said in a statement. The bank has previously said that the auction will be for one-week repos with the volume limited to $2 billion. This follows an auction for 28- day dollar repos on Wednesday.

  • *Gold extends losses after Fed ends bond buying. SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Gold fell to a three-week low on Thursday after the U.S. Gold, often seen as an alternative investment during economic and financial uncertainty, fell on fears the vote of confidence in the recovery could prompt the Fed to raise interest rates soon.

  • *Brazil shocks with interest-rate hike. TOKYO, Oct 30- The dollar stayed on the front foot on Thursday, setting a 3-1/ 2 week high against a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve surprised markets with a more hawkish policy tone and signalled its confidence in the U.S. economic recovery. said Kengo Suzuki, chief forex strategist at Mizuho Securities.

  • Dollar holds near session highs as Fed ends QE     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:50 PM ET

    Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, attributes the U.S. dollar rally to dovish expectations in the market. He later reiterates his forecast for a Fed rate hike in June 2015.

  • Ex-Fed governor: 'Glad that QE is over'     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, says the Fed's stimulus program only benefits equity markets and has little trickle-down effects on the U.S. economy.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Gold was languishing near a three-week low on Thursday after the U.S. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,212.60 an ounce by 0031 GMT. *Gold, often seen as an alternative investment during economic and financial uncertainties, fell on fears that the vote of confidence in the recovery could prompt the Fed to raise interest rates soon.

  • *Brazil's real rises after interest rate-hike shock. TOKYO, Oct 30- The dollar stayed on the front foot on Thursday, holding near prior session highs as it basked in the afterglow of the Federal Reserve's optimistic take on the U.S. economic recovery, raising the odds of policy tightening sooner rather than later. "We maintain our view the first rate hike will be in...