Interest Rates


  • Santelli: Bund, 10-Year spread 'blowout'  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • Run away from Puerto Rico munis: Lebenthal  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal Holdings CEO, shares insight to the municipal bond market and why investors should stay away from Puerto Rico municipal bonds.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds near highest in almost 9 years Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 24- The dollar held near its highest point in almost nine years against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after investors brought forward forecasts for when U.S. interest rates will rise. That was the strongest sign yet that growth has shifted into higher gear and it pushed the dollar index to highs not seen since March 2006, while the two-year yield...

  • LONDON, Dec 24- Gold rose on Wednesday as the dollar eased, but was still trading close to a three-week low as strong U.S. economic growth boosted equities, spurring markets to bring forward the timing of a possible hike in U.S. interest rates. Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,178.80 an ounce by 1020 GMT, but remained within reach of a three-week low of $1,170.17 hit on...

  • Russia in offer to help firms with foreign debts Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    MOSCOW— With inflation showing clear signs of picking up, Russia's central bank said Wednesday it will look to help companies with their foreign debts— a move it hopes will ease the pressure on the national currency. Following on from other measures to stabilize the ruble, such as a big increase in its key interest rate to 17 percent, the Central Bank said it will...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 23- The dollar hovered at its highest in nearly nine years against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday after stunningly strong U.S. economic growth spurred markets to bring forward the timing of a likely hike in interest rates. The dollar index reached highs not seen since April 2006 as the greenback popped up to 120.82 yen and the euro sank to a...

  • A look at the Dow's 1,000-point milestones Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    July 3, 2014- 17,000. The Dow punched through this level following good news on the U.S. job market. The market had two slumps after that, which brought the Dow as low as 16,368 on Aug. 7 and 16,117 on Oct. 16. Nov. 21, 2013- 16,000: The Dow crossed this 1,000- point milestone propelled by a combination of rising corporate profits and low interest-rate policies from the...

  • Santelli: Dollar on fire  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • *Sterling hits 16- month low vs dollar after weak UK data. LONDON, Dec 23- Sterling skidded to its weakest since early September 2013 against a rallying dollar on Tuesday after data showed UK growth slowing in the third quarter, keeping pressure off the Bank of England to raise interest rates. Sterling fell by 0.4 percent to $1.5522 after UK growth was revised down...

  • Here's what investors expect for markets next year Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:33 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.

  • Downside risks ahead for the euro  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, explains how a U.S. rate hike in the middle of 2015 and issues in Europe's peripheral bond markets could affect the euro-dollar pair.

  • Rates rise at weekly US Treasury bill auction Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.055 percent, up from 0.035 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.155 percent, up from 0.110 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,998.63, while a six-month bill sold for $9,992.21.

  • Santelli: Rates mostly flat  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • This will hurt us more than oil: Caterpillar CEO Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Doug Oberhleman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar.

    The effects of lower oil prices won't hurt Caterpillar as much as the slowdown in mining in recent years has, CEO Doug Oberhelman says.

  • LONDON, Dec 22- Britain will widen the scope of laws which make the manipulation of market benchmarks a criminal offence to include seven more rates covering the currency, gold, oil and silver markets by April 1, the government said on Monday. The finance ministry said seven benchmarks including the WM/Reuters 4 p.m. London fix-- the dominant global benchmark in the...

  • What dominated the U.S. market moves last week?  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    Did the Fed's meeting and the oil rebound dominate markets last week? Alan Knuckman, chief options strategist at Bulls-Eye Options, disagrees, saying that "profit-taking" was behind the U.S. markets moves last week.

  • '2015 to be a tale of two halves': OCBC  Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management at OCBC, expects a volatile year ahead as a possible hike in U.S. interest rates will lead to increased anxiety among market investors.

  • SEJONG, SOUTH KOREA, Dec 22- South Korea cut its bullish growth forecasts for both this year and next but its revised projections were still seen as too optimistic, supporting expectations of an interest rate cut early next year. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance forecast on Monday the economy will grow by 3.4 percent this year, down from 3.7 percent projected...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 22- Gold was stuck below $1,200 an ounce on Monday, struggling to get past last week's losses, hurt by a stronger dollar and equities which dulled the metal's safe-haven appeal, and expectations of higher U.S. interest rates. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,194.95 an ounce by 0023 GMT, after losing about 2 percent last week on worries over a U.S....

  • StanChart's investment guide for 2015  Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 5:42 PM ET

    Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, expects 2015 to see greater volatility with a pending U.S. rate hike and explains what that means for investors.