Interest Rates


  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 11:03 PM ET

    The already roiled markets have a new fear: the survival of AIG.

  • Today's Top Videos: Lehman, BofA, Fed & More... Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sunday to become the largest casualty of the global crisis, while Bank of America adds another slice to its growing financial services empire, buying Merrill Lynch in a $50 billion deal. Following are today's top videos:

  • More Fed Relief Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Could wreckage from the massive crisis on Wall Street prompt the Federal Reserve to do an about face and once again cut interest rates?

  • POLL: What Should the Fed Do? Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    More and more voices call on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates in the aftermath of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy. What do you think the Fed should do? Vote in the poll below:

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    I spent the morning canvassing my real estate agent contacts to see how the Fannie/Freddie takeover and the news over the weekend of two major investment banks ceasing to exist affected potential buyers at open houses.

  • Don't Rule Out Emergency Rate Cut: Marc Faber Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve could make an emergency move and cut the federal funds rate by half a point during trading Monday, investment advisor Marc Faber told CNBC.

  • What the Pros Say: 'Preserve Capital' Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 8:31 AM ET

    The financial sector took another hit after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday and Wall Street scrambled to shore up the system.

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    Attention Wall Street: Add the precipitous slowdown in consumer spending to the list of worries and reasons to think a recession is underway or imminent. 

  • The Case For A Price Bottom In Housing (Not Mine) Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    It seems that most economists, as well as the soon-to-be-former CEOs of Fannie and Freddie believe that the bottom in home prices is still a ways away.

  • Fed Rate Cut Could Be In The Cards Later This Year Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 8:35 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Fed may start considering  another interest rate cut at the end of this year or early 2009, which was widely considered out of the question a week ago.

  • Where's That Refi Boom We Heard About? Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    You’d think that with rates on the 30-year fixed falling half a percentage point in just a week that the phones would be ringing of the hook at your neighborhood mortgage broker. Apparently that’s not the case.

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    So Lehman Brothers is getting out of the commercial real estate investment business by ridding itself of $25-$30 billion worth of CRE assets.

  • Student Loans: Separating the Good From the Bad Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 8:47 PM ET

    What college students - and their parents - should learn.

  • Former Finance Ministers Speak Their Minds at Summit Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Global financial leaders convened at an economic summit held at the University of Virginia to discuss the world's economic concerns. The conference tried to design a blueprint for how to solve some shared economic problems, such as the subprime mortgage crisis and rising fuel and food costs.

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    I realize that what happened over the weekend is truly unprecedented and mostly surreal, and therefore it really behooves every American to have an opinion as to what the effect will be on the housing market and the greater economy.

  • 30-Yr Mortgage Rates Fall Below 6% Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    After the announcement of the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae bailout, mortgage rates fell to their lowest level in about five months.  Here are the longer term trends...

  • US May Be Running Out Of Options To Stop Recession Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 7:41 AM ET

    Despite a Fannie-Freddie takeover, a $168-billion stimulus measure, a housing rescue package and Fed rate cuts, the economy is still struggling.  Now what?

  • On the Money Dictionary: Monday, Sept. 8 Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    Need clarification on a term we used on the show? Check here first.

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    Now that the government is in charge of the GSE's (can I call them Government "Sponsored" Entities or should that change to something else??), analysts are looking for the builders to reap the rewards, long term in sales and short term in the stocks.

  • Bush Signs US Housing Rescue Plan into Law Sunday, 7 Sep 2008 | 12:32 PM ET

    U.S. President Bush Wednesday signed into law a housing rescue plan passed by Congress as foreclosures rise and property values slump, including emergency backstop credits for the big mortgag elenders.