Interest Rates


  • Jobless Drop Buoys Stocks; Banks Gain Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 7:06 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and banks gained. Weak retail sales tempered the mood.

  • Art Cashin: Be Wary of Rally's New 52-Week Lows Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 11:52 AM ET

    New U.S. jobless claims fell for a third straight week last week; productivity rose 1.6 percent. What does this herald for the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered his insights to CNBC.

  • Stocks Have Wobbly Start as Retail Sales Miss Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week but the gains were offset by the retail surprise: three-quarters of retailers reporting chain-store sales this morning missed their targets.

  • Stocks Open Higher as Jobless Claims Drop Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week.

  • Futures Tick Higher as Jobless Claims Drop Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 9:01 AM ET

    Stocks were headed for a flat open after futures pared gains on dismal sales reports from some of the nation's largest retailers.

  • Markets Want Exit Strategy from BOE Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    The Bank of England is not expected to move this week as its Monetary Policy Committee meets to decide on rates.

  • Cramer: Make Your Money in the Middle Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 7:21 PM ET

    Wall Street is terrified of both inflation and deflation, high and low oil prices, a strong and a weak dollar. Here’s how you avoid the panic.

  • Carmen's Strategy: Paying off Credit Card Debt Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 5:09 PM ET

    When you search for driving directions online, a good site will give you several options like “no tolls,” “quickest route,” or “avoid highways.”  You have choices like this when it comes to paying off your credit card debt.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t think it’s good advice to tell someone to take the time to enjoy the tree-lined roads on their way to becoming debt-free, please don’t worry that it takes so much longer.  For me—and from what I can see also many, many of you—getting out of credit card debt was all about getting out hard and fast.  I wanted the route that not only avoided tolls (or fees, in credit-card land) but also that got me to my destination as quickly as possible—a $0.00 balance. 

  • US Downgrade, Inflation Years Away: Pimco's Gross Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

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  • With weakness in the dollar expected to continue, investors are rethinking their plans across virtually the entire spectrum of asset classes.

  • Major Jump In Mortgage Rates Hasn't Hurt Home Sales—Yet Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 12:29 PM ET

    The recent surge in mortgage rates hasn't put a crimp in the housing recovery so far, but some economists think it could if rates head much higher.

  • Are “Pending Home Sales” Real? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    Historically, the pending home sales index has tracked along pretty closely with the existing home sales number, and so has been a pretty reliable leading indicators. Lately that’s become less and less true.

  • S.Korea May FX Reserves Post Record Monthly Gain Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 9:43 PM ET

    South Korea's foreign exchange reserves reported their biggest monthly rise ever in May, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

  • Impact Of HVCC Starting To Surface Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 4:40 PM ET

    “We have lost multiple loans already, due to low valuations, and we have some frustrated homeowners,” a mortgage broker in Maryland tells me. “Start writing your story on the collapse of mortgage applications this week,” a mortgage analyst instructs me.

  • Passerby's in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As confidence increases in stocks and a slew of factors works against US  debt, investors are unlikely to flock to Treasury bonds until yields get significantly higher.

  • S.Korea May Exports Down 28%, Below Forecasts Sunday, 31 May 2009 | 11:44 PM ET
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    South Korean exports and imports in May both dropped more than expected, data showed on Monday, dampening growing hopes for an early recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

  • Mortgage Rate Fallout Friday, 29 May 2009 | 4:18 PM ET

    So what's a half a percentage point or even three quarters of a point, when mortgage interest rates are still historically low? Well, apparently a lot.

  • Fed Not Setting Rates in Credit Markets: Sources Friday, 29 May 2009 | 6:29 AM ET

    The recent surge in interest and mortgage rates is not down to the Federal Reserve’s purchases of Treasury and mortgage assets, sources familiar with the thinking of Fed officials told CNBC.

  • S. Korean June Manufacturer's at 8-Month High Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:35 PM ET
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    South Korean manufacturers' assessment of the business outlook for June hit an eight-month high, data showed on Friday, indicating the economy had passed its trough.

  • Treasury Yields Need to Hit 4% to Lure Investors: Gross Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 3:23 PM ET
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    The US government will need to keep Treasurys yields as high as 4 percent in order to entice investors to buy them, Pimco co-CEO Bill Gross said.