Interest Rates


  • 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.

  • CNBC's Liesman: Lessons On The Yen Carry Trade Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 12:05 PM ET
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    The Japanese yen is the best-performing currency this week. It's gained 3.4% over the last few days, which is the biggest increase since December of 2005. With currency carry trades making the headlines, CNBC’s senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, appeared on "Squawk Box" this morning to give a simple lesson to better understand the yen carry trade.

  • Strategist: Subprime Meltdown Could Hurt Markets Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    A meltdown of the subprime mortgage market could have a dramatic effect on Wall Street, one investment strategist says.“To the extent that those homebuyers cannot get access to credit, we’ll see a deterioration in home turnover which will further translate into economic impact,” Vadim Zlotnikov, chief investment strategist of Sanford C. Bernstein, told Erin Burnett and Mark Haines on “Squawk On The Street.”

  • Euro-Zone Inflation Falls to 1.8% Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007 | 8:32 AM ET

    Inflation in the 13 nations that share the euro currency slowed by more than expected to 1.8% in January, the EU statistics agency said Wednesday, a figure that may undermine the European Central Bank's case for raising interest rates again next month.

  • Housing Has Nowhere To Go But Up -- Or Down Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

    Toll Brothers today said its first-quarter profit plunged 67% compared with last year; the luxury-home builder's CEO, Robert Toll, said there are still too many soft markets. Which raises the question: Has the bottom come at last? Two analysts called it two different ways on "Power Lunch."

  • Analysts: Subprime Credit Crunch No Threat Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 5:58 PM ET

    Two analysts told CNBC's Dylan Ratigan not to fear the credit crunch that may follow problems in the subprime mortgage lending market. Just today, home lender Novastar Financial said it lost more than $14 million in the fourth quarter ahead of expected mortgage defaults. And Wells Fargo is axing some 320 subprime jobs after tightening its lending policies.

  • Eye On Inflation Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    The Consumer Price Index report for January contained some unwelcome surprises, but the FOMC minutes offered a relatively positive one – “some improvement in core inflation.”

  • Dollar Gets Boost from Consumer Inflation Report Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    The dollar gained Wednesday after a key measure of U.S. inflation rose at a slightly faster than expected rate, bolstering views that U.S. interest rates aren't headed lower any time soon.

  • Affluent investors expect the current market is better than it was a year ago and think it is a good time to put money into stocks and real estate, according to a poll conducted by Citigroup's Smith Barney unit.

  • BOE Split 7-2 on Feb Rate Call, Minority Wanted Hike Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 6:44 AM ET

    Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee opposed this month's decision to leave interest rates steady, preferring an immediate quarter percentage point increase.

  • The Bank of Japan raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to 0.5% Wednesday, the highest level in more than 10 years.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: In Praise Of Weekends, Farewells Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 3:46 PM ET

    Who doesn’t love a long weekend? I can’t think of too many, and that goes double for those of us who slave away on the morning shift. ...And yet, there’s a sense of dread as well. Those charged with planning a morning show like “Squawk Box,” for instance, are essentially flying blind. Basically, there you are on Friday afternoon trying to figure out what will be relevant on Tuesday morning. Luckily, the news gods (or the late presidents whose holiday gave us Monday off) were smiling upon us.

  • The yen fell broadly for a third straight session today as investors reckoned that an interest rate rise by the Bank of Japan would be unlikely to curb relentless selling of the Japanese currency.