Interest Rates


  • Fed's Fisher: Economy Weathering Housing Troubles Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 1:30 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher on Monday said the U.S. economy appears to be weathering troubles in housing and financial markets, but it was uncertain how things will play out.

  • Janet Yellen's Speech to the NABE Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 11:10 AM ET

    The prepared text from Janet Yellen's speech to the National Association for Business Economics’ Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California

  • How Low Will Ben Go? Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    The horrid jobs report Friday gave The Fed every reason to lower rates at its next meeting on September 18, but how much relief is needed? Futures markets place a 75% chance that The Fed will cut by half a percentage point. How low will Ben go and what's the trade as he cuts?

  • Stocks Tentative, Dollar Tumbles Further Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 7:44 AM ET

    Stocks greet the new week with some trepidation and search for direction ahead of the open. European markets are slightly lower after an overnight selloff in most Asian markets, with Japan down 2.2%. Major exporting stocks led the decline in Tokyo.

  • Wall Street Awaits Fed Announcement Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 3:23 PM ET

    There are 6 1/2 trading sessions until the Federal Reserve says for certain whether it's lowering interest rates. They're apt to be some of the most anxiety-ridden times on Wall Street in years.

  • Video Roundup: What Investors Should Do Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 5:38 PM ET

    CNBC talks to the the experts about what investors should do in this market.

  • Economic Outlook: The Week Ahead Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 4:17 PM ET

    Investors will look in the coming week for any signs of calm returning to distressed money and credit markets and await a signal from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on whether an interest rate cut is imminent.

  • Video Roundup: What the Experts Say Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 4:01 PM ET

    August non-farm payroll employment dropped by 4,000, the weakest monthly report in four years. Strategists, analysts and economists offer CNBC their insights.

  • U.S. Officials Says Job Fall Won't Stall Economy Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 2:04 PM ET
    United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    Bush administration officials Friday sought to ease fears the U.S. was tipping into recession after a government report showed the economy shed jobs for the first time in four years last month.

  • Foreclosure Bailouts? Don't Mail Out Checks Yet Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    We reported some pretty nasty numbers from the Mortgage Bankers Association yesterday: A 51% rise in new foreclosures nationwide to the highest rate in the history of the MBA survey. And it’s a big bad number like that that is going to add more fuel to the fire in Washington among all those folks who have been bandying about the idea of some kind of government...

  • IMF Expects World Growth Estimates to Be Cut Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 10:57 AM ET

    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo Rato said on Friday he expected a downward revision of IMF world growth estimates for 2007 and 2008 because of global credit turmoil.

  • Euro-zone Rates Likely to Raise Further Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 10:52 AM ET
    FILES - Picture taken 06 June 2007 shows a man walking past the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt/M. western Germany. The European Central Bank 14 August 2007 injected 7.7 billion euros (10.5 billion dollars) into the money market to calm liquidity fears in the wake of the crisis in the US home loan sector.

    Euro-zone interest rates have further to rise, European Central Bank Governing Council member Axel Weber said on Friday, although other policymakers stressed no move is imminent given uncertainty over the credit crunch.

  • On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Alan Greenspan, once the world's top central banker, said ongoing credit  turmoil reminded him of the 1987 and 1998 market crises.

  • The eurozone finance ministers' chairman said on Friday French President Nicolas Sarkozy was neither noble nor correct to claim some of the credit for the European Central Bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold.

  • Korean Central Bank Leaves Benchmark Rate Unchanged Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 9:13 PM ET

    South Korea's central bank held its benchmark interest rate steady at 5.0 percent on Friday, as widely expected, pausing after two consecutive quarter-percentage point increases aimed at cooling rapid credit and money growth.

  • Fed's Fisher Says Inflation Moving in Right Direction Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher said on Thursday that there is still a lot of analysis ahead before the next Fed decision on interest rates.

  • Stocks closed higher on strong economic data, but gains were limited because of uncertainty  whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. "Today the data was great--the ISM, retailer sales--but tomorrow it might not be," said Stephen Porpora, managing floor broker at William O'Neil.

  • Market's New Worry: What If Fed Doesn't Cut Rates? Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 3:39 PM ET

    The markets are expecting a rate cut. The Federal Reserve is reluctant to give them one. Add to the mix some surprisingly good economic news. What've you got? A lot of confusion.

  • Traders Confused? Yes, And Here's Why Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    The action today highlights the great difficulties the Fed is facing. Retail sales are stronger than expected, but the response is modest because there is an underlying sentiment of anxiety about the consumer regardless of the current data. Sell into any retail rally is the mantra of the bears.

  • Mortgage Watch: Why Libor May Cost You Money Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:34 PM ET

    Most homeowners probably don't know what it is--or even how to pronounce it.  But the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, is having a noticeable impact on adjustable rate mortgages.

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