Interest Rates


  • Playing It Safe In A Down Market Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Financial planners say the end of the year marks the perfect opportunity to revisit your asset allocation to ensure it still reflects your financial goals and tolerance for risk -- especially with many economists projecting the bear market will continue for the next six months.

  • Will the Government Own Your Home? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Let me just preface by saying we don’t and can’t know any of the details of the financial rescue plan that will come out of the negotiations between Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and members of Congress.

  • Paulson Calls For 'Decisive' Relief Plan For Banks Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:54 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Friday called for the U.S. government to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to take toxic mortgage assets off the books of financial firms to restore financial stability.

  • Q&A: How to Protect and Grow Your Money Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 9:54 PM ET

    What’s risky? What’s not? Carmen clears up the confusion so you can make the right decisions.

  • New Home

    A lot of folks were turning the tables on some scary looking numbers yesterday, namely that housing starts and permits were down much farther than expected.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 11:56 PM ET

    The storm hitting Wall Street ramped up to category 5, and it's not over. Wednesday's markets illustrated in every way the fears investors have been living with since the credit crises began a year ago.

  • Q&A: Keeping Your Money Safe Right Now Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 10:00 PM ET

    Carmen and our experts answer the questions you're probably wondering yourself about what to do to protect your money.

  • Dow Industrials Fall 448 Points To Three-Year Low Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 4:08 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered another beating Wednesday at the hands of investors panicking over the state of large banks, as they flocked from stocks and sent safe-haven areas like gold soaring.

  • Builders a "Buy" Despite Falling Starts Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 12:24 PM ET

    When you read today’s New Home Construction report from the Department of Commerce, it seems pretty ugly at face value. Starts are down 6.2 percent and building permits (an indicator of future starts) are down nearly 9 percent. Sounds pretty bad, right?

  • Mortgage Rates Slide, But Not Enough to Spur Buying Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    Mortgage rates are continuing to slide, but not enough to encourage people to buy a house or refinance.

  • What the Pros Say: Wall Street Welfare? Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:30 AM ET

    Investing experts and economists worldwide weigh in on AIG and what this recent run of bailouts means for financial sectors across the globe.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 12:15 AM ET

    The unprecedented government rescue of insurance giant AIG calms the market's angst, but the question is whether credit markets will cooperate with the Fed and what other shoes are there left to drop.

  • Fed Leaves Rates Alone But Is Monitoring Credit Crisis Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve, meeting during an unprecendented crisis on Wall Street, decided to leave interest rates unchanged but expressed concern about the crisis escalating.

  • Fed Stands Pat on Rates: Experts Sound Off Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve left rates unchanged on Tuesday, giving little relief for Wall Street one day after the Dow's 500 drop. What follows are video highlights of the experts' reactions.

  • Stop Trading!: Saving AIG Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    If this company goes under, Cramer says, the market will freeze.

  • I have to say I was not surprised that home builder sentiment ticked up two points this month after seven straight months of decline.

  • Fed Needs to Cut by Half a Point: Gartman Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve needs to slash interest rates by half a percentage point to show the public that it is taking steps to avert a financial crisis, Dennis Gartman, founder of the Gartman letter, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Markets Push for Rate Cut But Might Not Get One Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    Financial markets are widely expecting the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates today, but they may not get their wish.

  • Fed To Cut Interest Rates: Take Our Poll Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    Financial markets are widely expecting the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates today, but they may not get their wish. Take our Poll:

  • What the Pros Say: Investing Tips after AIG Downgrade Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 8:48 AM ET

    Investment experts from around the globe offer their advice on what investors can do in the wake of the latest financial turmoil.