Interest Rates


  • Fast & Furious Trades For Tuesday Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 6:19 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play tomorrow's market moving events.

  • Mortgage Bankers Slash 2009 Forecasts Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    Today the Mortgage Bankers Association put out a revision in its 2009 originations forecast. A big revision. A $700 billion revision.

  • 'We Have An Alphabet Soup of Regulators': CEO Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 10:42 AM ET

    While the Obama administration’s financial overhaul plan is directionally correct, it requires refinement, said Gene Ludwig, CEO of Promontory Financial, a firm that tries to fix troubled banks.

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    The price of oil, which is rising too fast, and long-term interest rates that are beginning to creep up are likely to suppress a budding recovery, famous economist Nouriel Roubini, also dubbed "Dr. Doom," told CNBC Monday.

  • Market Tips: 10-15% Correction Possible Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 6:02 AM ET

    Global stock markets have enjoyed a strong performance over the past three months, but that could be over and stocks could be facing a 10-to-15 percent correction, one expert told CNBC. Famous economist Nouriel Roubini shared the bearish sentiment by saying there would be a “significant market correction.”

  • Take Your Position: Fed Meeting Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    It seems next week’s Fed meeting will likely move the markets. But which way?

  • Hyperinflation Could Hit US In 5-10 Years: Dr. Doom Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 3:44 PM ET

    The US  is headed toward hyperinflation, and within five to 10 years it could have rates of 10 to 20 percent, said Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.

  • $15,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit Proposal Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    With mortgage interest rates creeping higher again - a new idea is floating around industry associations and Capitol Hill. It’s another home buyer tax credit.

  • A Credit Squeeze for Small Business Owners Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 10:41 AM ET

    A crackdown on credit limits by card companies is squeezing the nation’s 27 million small businesses, exacerbating the problems brought on by a stagnant economy.

  • S.Korea's KIC to Resume Overseas Investment in 2009 Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 11:54 PM ET
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    The South Korean government will pump an additional $3 billion into the Korea Investment Corp (KIC) this month to enable the sovereign wealth fund to resume overseas investment, a finance ministry official said on Friday.

  • The Next Big Market Catalyst Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

    Traders are preparing for the next major market catalyst and it's only days away. Will you be ready?

  • Kudlow: Fed Overseeing Systemic Risk? What a Mess Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 5:51 PM ET
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    The big winner of the Obama financial-regulation plan appears to be the Federal Reserve, which becomes the consolidated supervisor of large, systemically important banks.

  • BoE Prepares 'Exit Strategy' to Tackle Inflation  Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 3:01 PM ET

    Bank of England Governor Mervyn King set out the bank’s stimulus and interest rate  exit strategy on Wednesday, in preparation of an economic turnaround and higher inflation. 

  • Watch The Mortgage Apps Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 11:40 AM ET

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find the weekly mortgage applications survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association particularly troubling today? I’ve been watching this indicator closely over the last few weeks, as mortgage interest rates rose. I of course expected refis to fall, and they did, and they continue to fall, bringing down the total number.

  • Bernanke Says Community Finance Hit by Recession Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
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    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday urged financial institutions that specialize in community development and banking to the poor to take steps to ensure they emerge from the financial crisis stronger.

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    President Obama told CNBC the US is not in danger of overregulating the economy and that the Iranian election won't make that much difference in his adminstration's policies toward that country.

  • Obama: South Korea Trade Deal Needs More Work Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 11:11 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that auto, beef and other trade issues with South Korea must be resolved before he will ask Congress to vote on a two-year-old free trade agreement with the longtime ally.

  • Transcript: Obama On The Economy, Iran Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Below is the full transcript from the interview with President Obama on June 16th, 2009.

  • High Housing Starts Don’t Reflect Reality Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 10:57 AM ET

    So my first thought was: there’s got to be something wrong with this number. A 17 percent surge in housing starts didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me at first, but after talking to my minions I’m getting now getting the picture.

  • New Worries For Home Builders Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 4:12 PM ET
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    After what seemed like a turnaround in confidence, the nation's home builders cited new concerns this month; the National Association of Home Builders' monthly sentiment survey slipped one point.