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...
How reducing our deficit can help our economy
A recent study looks at tax increases and spending cuts, and finds that one has been far better at boosting the economy
With online banks cutting interest rates, should you get a CD?
Ally Bank lowered the APY on its online savings account from 2.20% to 2.10%, and Marcus, Goldman Sachs's online product, lowered its APY to 2.15% from 2.25%. Is it time to lock in a rate and get a CD?
Why the Fed has no choice but to keep cutting interest rates—if it wants to avoid a financial crisis
The Fed is stuck between an apparently booming economy and a financial crisis that might be right around the corner
Vice President Pence suggests Federal Reserve should consider cutting interest rates
His comments mirror those recently made by President Trump.
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…
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…
Why the Fed’s Interest Rate Increase Will Help U.S. Economy
The Federal Reserve will be raising rates 0.25% today
What is Happening with Interest Rates?
Chris Holman talks with Jonathan Citrin, of the Citrin Group, about what is happening with interest rates.
How Makerspaces Help Local Economies
New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.
How Working Women Help the Economy
The shift of women into the workplace is one of the less heralded drivers of economic expansion. If American women didn’t work, the economy would be about 11 percent smaller.
How Strong Families Help the Economy
The government will never provide for you as well as a stable two-parent family will. That’s the summary of the Heritage Foundation’s first annual report on America’s societal and economic trends.
How Obamacare Helped Crash the Economy
In the first quarter of 2014, GDP shrunk 2.9 percent and most of the reason is because health-care spending declined. That doesn’t mean we’re in for a recession though.
How Higher Education Helps The Economy
College is an expensive investment, and some may wonder if the cost of going after a degree will be worth it. Fortunately, PayScale conducted a study
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.
How Do Rivers Help the Economy
The facts are in – river recreation boosts the economy and creates jobs. Now, get out and enjoy our nation’s rivers.
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 [...]
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.