The Real Reason Why The Fed Isn't Cutting Interest Rates
It's a stagflationary mess... Incessant reporting of strong economic health and the defiant dismissal of declines is not the behavior of a Fed that is about to capitulate on tightening...
What's Going On With The Economy and Interest Rates?
WEEKLY UPDATE - MAY 18, 2015 In This Issue Markets ended on a high note with the S&P 500 setting a new record though economic data was lukewarm.  For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.31%, the Dow grew 0.45%, and the NASDAQ rose 0.89%.  Months of tepid economic data and flirtation with higher interest rates lead many to ask: What's going on with the economy, and how will it affect the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision The Fed, which has…
How to Prepare for Higher Interest Rates
How to Prepare for Higher Interest Rates Submitted by MIRUS Financial Partners on September 18th, 2015 Interest rates have been low for a while now. When rates have been this low for this long, it’s easy to get complacent. But now that the Fed has started to seriously consider ways to increase those rates, this may be a good time to review your financial portfolio. Whether you’re leaning towards short-term or long-term investments, there are some strategies you should consider if you’re looking…
What is Happening with Interest Rates?
Chris Holman talks with Jonathan Citrin, of the Citrin Group, about what is happening with interest rates.
How Low Can Interest Rates Go?
Markets and Investing Much lower, says Senior Fixed Income Strategist Doug Drabik – if central banks continue to intercede Yields around the globe have fallen precipitously in the last year largely as a consequence to struggling global economies and central bank responses. This has had a significant impact on the U.S. Treasury yield curve, a line that plots the yields of U.S. Treasury securities All eyes…
How to Play Rising Interest Rates
"Fast Money" traders Jon Najarian and Simon Baker debate the bull versus bear case on GameStop. And Kim Forrest of Fort Pitt Capital provides her rising rate picks, including Joy Global, Boeing and Intel.
Why are interest rates so low?
Ben Bernanke says that low interest rates are not a short-term aberration, but part of a long-term trend and explains the rationale behind the Federal Reserve's continued policies.
What are negative interest rates, and will we have them here?
Interest Rates Are Rising. Now What?
Interest Rates Are Rising. Now What Submitted by MIRUS Financial Partners on July 17th, 2017 America has become accustomed to low interest rates. Rates have been low for the better part of a decade, but experts predict the low-interest rate era is coming to a close. Even conservative financial leaders like Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen are linking an improved economic outlook with the potential for…
Interest Rates and Inflation--Why Care?
There is a relationship between interest rates and inflation that goes back many years, many decades and in some cases many centuries. Over the last century in the United States, we have seen spikes in inflation and spikes in interest rates and those spikes usually led to recessions. In the 1980s the United States saw [...]
How you can benefit from rising interest rates
Here are 15 ways higher interest rates can actually help you on your journey to financial success.
How You Should Position for Rising Interest Rates
After years of record-low interest rates, a sea change could be underway, with some investors already starting to hedge their investments in preparation for an uptick.
Why Interest Rates Are All But Certain to Rise Now
Five Reasons Why Interest Rates Will Stay Low
Last week we focused on investors’ waiting game with the Federal Reserve. Would their policy statement following last Wednesday’s meeting, like last month’s Groundhog Day sighting, suggest more weeks of winter in the form of rising interest rates?
Here's Why the Fed Probably Won't Hike Interest Rates in June
What should I do with bonds if interest rates go up?
Lately the bond markets have been making headlines. It’s no secret that we, as a country, are in a historically low interest rate environment and, as a result, a lot of so-called “experts” are talking about rising interest rates in the near future. These experts usually go on to state that if int
Why it is insane to want the Federal Reserve to slash interest rates to 0%
Why low interest rates could cause a ‘colossal reckoning’
But best-selling financial author and long-term Wall Street insider William Cohan says low interest rates are a recipe for disaster that could lead to the next financial crisis.
Auto Sales Sputtered in September Amid Rising Interest Rates, Trade Concerns
Several major auto makers reported steep declines in U.S. sales for September, a slowdown that comes amid shifts in North American trade policy and the looming threat of tariffs on European and Japanese imports.
What Will Happen To the Stock Market When Interest Rates Rise? Part 1
Interest rates have been in a freefall for the better part of the past two decades. Moreover, the yield on the 10-year US Treasury, which is the flagship interest rate benchmark, has mostly been below 2% since the beginning of 2012. The 10-year Treasury note did reach 3% by the end of 2013 but has promptly fallen ever since to its current level of 1.59 percent.