GO
Loading...

Interest Rates

More

  • See What People Are Saying About... The Fed's Big Gamble Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 1:16 PM ET

    The latest attempt to restart the economy has got American talking. In fact, CNBC’s Dylan Ratigan is talking about it with Barbara Walters.

  • Are the technical forces powerful enough to keep the S&P 500 on its current uptrend toward 1,000? Also why isn't Apple CEO Steve Jobs making the keynote address at Macworld?

  • Bernanke Is Man of the Year in Business: Pros Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    A CNBC panel of experts thinks Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is tops when it comes to the business world.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Fed Fatigue, Morgan Loss Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday as enthusiasm about the Federal Reserve's near-zero target rate waned and worries about how long and how deep the recession will be were reignited.

  • Chadwick: Regulators Need To Help Rescue Consumers Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 9:30 AM ET

    It is surprising to me that there is not more consumer advocacy on the subject of credit card interest rates. They are utterly abusive to consumers while reaping extraordinary profit margins for the lenders.

  • Pros Say: Fed Move Will Create a Bond Bubble Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 8:46 AM ET
    WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    The dollar dropped to an 11-week low and government bonds rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut its base rate to a range of zero to 0.25 percent. The central bank said it would employ "all available tools" to battle a year-long recession.

  • Futures Retreat, Hit By Big Morgan Loss Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 8:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures fell Wednesday, when enthusiasm about the Federal Reserve's near-zero target rate waned and worries about how long and how deep the recession will be were reignited.

  • Market Tips: Prepare for Years of Rallies & Crashes Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 6:09 AM ET

    Global markets had mild gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut rates to a range of zero and 0.25 percent, as many anticipated. Experts told CNBC that recent market volatility will continue for some time.

  • Cramer: The Redemption of Ben Bernanke Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 8:57 PM ET

    The Fed chief finally took the action Tuesday that Cramer's been demanding for nearly 18 months.

  • PIMCO on Fed Game Changer Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    What does the head of the world's biggest bond firm have to say about the Fed’s extraordinary action Tuesday?

  • Fed Game Changer: Long-Term Positive? Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    No matter what the Fed does, don’t get suckered back into the whole market.

  • UPDATE: Tuesday’s Rate Cut: The Trade Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    The Fed changed the game with an aggressive rate cut. How can you play it?

  • Pros Say: H1 Will Be 'Horrific' — But Fed Isn't Done Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Some of the bad news Tuesday was "less worse" than many feared: Goldman Sachs reported its first quarterly loss since going public — but the $2.1 billion loss was much narrower than many had feared and Goldman shares rose as much as 11 percent. Stocks soared on the Federal Reserve rate-cut decision and options trading looks bullish on Boeing. CNBC heard from experts who predict a massive OPEC cut and more Fed moves to come.

  • Fed Changes The Game Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    No doubt that Tuesday’s Fed decision will likely go down in history. But how will it be remembered?

  • Stocks Soar After Fed's Dramatic Rate Cut Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • Stop Trading!: Fed Move Was 'Monster' Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Banks, insurers and real estate are all back on the table, Cramer says.

  • Stocks Soar as Fed Dramatically Cuts Rates Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Stocks shot up Tuesday after the Federal Reserve dramatically cut interest rates.

  • The Fed's Historic Home Run Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 3:14 PM ET

    In the boring world of Fed statements, this one was an eye-opener, indeed potentially historic. It was different in tone AND content from other Fed statements. How different? Traders on the floor looked a bit confused as they tried to parse through a lot of headlines that sounded very different from previous statements.

  • What the Rate Cut Means For Consumers Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Zero or a quarter of one percent, you won’t see us doing much more than shrugging our shoulders.

  • Text: FOMC Statement Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 2:25 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Dec. 15-16 meeting on interest rate policy: