Interest Rates


  • Shanghai Auto Show Drives In, U.S. GDP Follows Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 7:23 AM ET

    As market participants do their best to shake off repercussions of a booming Chinese economy, economists around the world will be gearing-up for yet another GDP release, this time from the U.S., where many await news on the extent of an economic slowdown.

  • ECB's Weber: No All-Clear on Interest Rates-Paper Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 3:27 AM ET

    The European Central Bank cannot give the all-clear on interest rates given the bright economic outlook and persistent price risks, Governing Council member Axel Weber said in a newspaper interview.

  • Market Has More Room to Run, Analyst Says Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 4:23 PM ET

    Mike Malone, equity and trading analyst for Cowen and Co., told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that he remains bullish despite downbeat economic news at home and in China.

  • Joe Battipaglia, chief investment officer for Ryan Beck & Co., told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that he believes the Dow Jones Industrial Average can reach 13,000, but the market will have trouble sustaining that level.

  • Where are U.S. markets headed if China cools down inflation? Art Hogan, managing director at Jefferies, and Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor's, gave "Morning Call" viewers their answer: "We go higher."

  • Bill Gross to CNBC: Fed Will Need to Cut Rates This Year Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 1:27 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve will have to cut interest rates in the second half of this year, partly to correct a housing market that’s overvalued by as much as 20%, bond guru Bill Gross told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • Bill Gross: Fed Will Need to Cut Rates Because of Housing Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve will have to cut interest rates in the second half of this year, partly to correct a housing market that’s overvalued by as much as 20%, bond guru Bill Gross told CNBC’s Joe Kernen on “Squawk Box.”

  • Ned Riley, chief executive officer of Riley Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that the Dow Jones Industrial Average will soon top 13,000 and 14,000 is possible. But Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, disagreed. “It’s not liquidity – it’s inflation,” Schiff said. “The new (market) high is meaningless. It’s an illusion created by inflation."

  • Market Rallies As Economy Beats Lowered Expectations Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 5:44 PM ET

    James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that the economy beat lowered expectations, igniting Monday’s market rally.

  • Is Goldilocks Getting Wrinkles? Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 1:48 PM ET

    A market expert told CNBC that the Goldilocks economic scenario is getting a little long in the tooth and is especially concerned with the financial sector, which may show cracks in the façade this week. "The stock market is overvalued," said Richard Suttmeier, chief market strategist at RightSide.com.

  • Sheila Bair, chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that it’s in lenders’ best interest to keep as many people with adjustable rate mortgages in their homes as possible. She’s meeting with representatives of the mortgage industry Monday in Washington to urge them to convert adjustable-rate mortgages to fixed-rate loans when possible.

  • Thai Central Bank Will Lower Rates Says Governor: WSJ Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | 11:26 PM ET

    Thailand's central bank will lower interest rates further to stimulate economic growth, Bank of Thailand governor Tarisa Watanagase said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

  • Don't Sue Banks Over Sub-Prime Loans, Attorney Says Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 2:59 PM ET

    Nicole Deese, a securities attorney at Fowler, White & Boggs, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that allowing bond holders to sue investment banks that sold high-yield bonds backing sub-prime loans will “inhibit, if not entirely stifle, the flow of money from capital markets to the mortgage sector.”

  • European Central Bank Keeps Rates Steady at 3.75% Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 8:58 AM ET

    The European Central Bank kept short-term interest rates on hold Thursday as expected, but economists and investors think that another rate rise is due this summer.

  • Mortgage Deliquencies Hit Record High in First Quarter Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 3:11 PM ET
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    Mortgage delinquency rates hit an all-time high in the first quarter of 2007, according to data compiled by Equifax and analyzed by Moody’s Economy.com.

  • Today's Bonus Bucks Questions Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 12:18 PM ET

    Hey folks, here are today's trivia questions for those extra investing bucks. the video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The Bank of Japan left interest rates unchanged today. What is the current rate? And the news is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: Citigroup is purchasing hedge fund Old Lane Capital for how much?

  • Bank of Japan Holds Interest Rates Steady at 0.50% Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 12:24 AM ET

    Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged as widely expected on Tuesday, keeping the overnight call rate target at 0.50% for two months in a row after its rate hike in February.

  • Russ Koesterich, senior portfolio manager at Barclays Global Investors, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that the equities market needs a “catalyst” to move significantly higher.

  • Where Will Rates Go? BOJ, ECB Take Center Stage Friday, 6 Apr 2007 | 1:15 AM ET

    It’s time to take full advantage of the three-day weekend. Eat well and get plenty of rest because next week is packed with earnings and data for ye eager market participants starting off with the Bank of Japan's monthly policy meeting.

  • Vince Boberski, an economist at FTN Financial, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” predicted that the Labor Department's March jobs report will reveal that the economy created about 150,000 new jobs in March.