Interest Rates


  • China Announces 0.27% Increase in Key Interest Rates Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    China's central bank said Saturday it will raise key interest rates by more than a quarter percentage point in a move to cool torrid economic growth.

  • Norway Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 11:33 AM ET

    The central Bank of Norway will increase interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the sixth time since May in a bid to cool off Norway's oil-fired economy, the bank said Thursday.

  • Swiss National Bank Raises Rates Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points on Thursday and said more tightening was probably needed to secure price stability in the long term as the weak franc could push up inflation.

  • Citi Strategist: Investors Should Go On "Offense" Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 10:47 AM ET

    Does the market have you scared? "The fear is interesting," says Tobias Levkovich, Citigroup's chief U.S. equity strategist. He joined "Squawk on the Street" to talk about "worried" investors -- and what they ought to do now.

  • Analysts: Subprime Woes Not Over Yet Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 6:01 PM ET

    Subprime shakeout: New Century Financial had its NYSE trading suspended on Tuesday, facing delisting and an SEC accounting probe. Everyone suddenly seems to agree that the high-risk mortgage sector is in flux. Two analysts joined "Closing Bell" to talk about the current environment -- and what they see happening in the near future.

  • Housing Analyst Fears Credit Crunch, Supply Jump Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | 5:55 PM ET

    Homebuilding stocks took a hit Monday, as traders digested a report on the industry from veteran homebuilding analyst Ivy Zellman at Credit Suisse. Among her comments: 40% of the mortgage market (the subprime and Alt-A market) is at risk of fallout, from tightening credit and increased regulatory scrutiny.

  • Wages haven't kept up with productivity gains, making the current economic expansion good for corporate profits, but not so good for hourly workers. Wage growth is good news for consumer spending -- and not inflationary -- as long as productivity continues to increase.

  • Economists: Jobs Report Confirms Soft Landing Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 1:37 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Mixed messages: analysts decoding Friday's jobs report see a slightly disappointing February, but a stronger December and January. However, the different numbers didn't stop two experts from telling "Morning Call" that the news is good.

  • Analyst Sees Openings in Europe as U.S. Growth Slows Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    Brett Gallagher, deputy chief investment officer at the Julius Baer Global Equity Fund, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he sees strong growth in Europe as the U.S. economy slows.

  • Weak Jobs = Good News? Analysts Divided Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 4:28 PM ET

    Unemployment is bad -- for the unemployed. But for investors, it might be another story. That was the bone of contention between Don Hays and Scott Wren, two investment strategists who joined "Street Signs" to debate the impact of jobs reports on the tech sector.

  • The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate a quarter point to 3.75%, as widely expected, Thursday, while the Bank of England held rates steady for the second month in a row at 5.25%.

  • Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 8:16 AM ET

    What goes up can go down and then back up again. U.S. stocks, for now,look ready for lift off at the opening, after yesterday's relatively quiet session left prices slightly lower.

  • Still Banking on Two Rate Cuts Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 2:31 AM ET

    While you're busy listening to the I-told-you-so brigade about the latest market correction, you may want to take a look at what the U.S. housing situation means for interest rates.

  • Market Pros Say Friday's Jobs Data 'Hugely Important' Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 12:19 PM ET

    Market experts told CNBC's "Morning Call" that Friday's release of monthly nonfarm employment data will be critical for the overall economic picture. Tony Dwyer, equity market analyst at FTN Midwest Securities, said the jobs data is "hugely important" and expects growth of 50,000 jobs, which is below the consensus forecast of about 100,000.

  • Don't Believe the Hype Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

    It's time to step back from the madness and understand a basic tenet of the markets: Just because something negative happens somewhere, it doesn't mean the sky is falling. In fact, it could be good news for you. Here's why...

  • Investors watching the market's wild swings over the past week may well be wondering what--if anything--they should do about their portfolios. While market pros advise against making any major changes right away, they say now is a good time to start adjusting your investments.

  • We could very well see a big publicly-traded subprime lender go bankrupt. That's what one of the biggest subprime investors in the U.S. told Erin Burnett on "Street Signs." "We had a lot of rumors going around about liquidations of CDOs and Wall Street banks pulling warehouse lines and potentially pulling lines for additional originators and what it led to was a drive...

  • Traders: What They Think Happened To The Markets Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 3:48 PM ET
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    What do traders make of the market "week that was?" Three of them appeared on "Power Lunch" to do some water cooler talking. And their outlook is not necessarily a "rosy" one. Stuart Schweitzer is global markets strategist as JP Morgan Asset & Wealth Management. Bob Nunn is a managing director at Cohen Specialists and John O'Donoghue....

  • After Tuesday's market spasm came another sobering notion: the correction might not be finished yet. But "it doesn't worry" James Bianco, president of Bianco Research. He explained his calm to CNBC's Joe Kernan.

  • Equity investors may look for bargains as trading begins next week following the worst five-day stretch for U.S. stocks since August 2004 and the poorest in four years in Europe, according to Mike Lenhoff, Chief Strategist and Head of Research at Brewin Dolphin Securities.