Items Tagged with 'interest rates'


Federal Reserve ends an era of near-zero rates

December 18, 2015
The Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Open Market Committee officially raised the target range for the federal funds rate from 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent last week, ending a nearly seven-year period of federal funds rates held near zero during the recession. Read More

Banks and businesses are watching the interest rates

A professional says there’s ‘no way on earth’ the rates are going to stay this low forever.

January 9, 2015
With the start of 2015, the subject of interest rates has become a lot like the weather: Everybody is talking about — or at least thinking about — it. Read More

How does 'tapering' affect markets?

December 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve has a communication problem. Read More

Business values are getting a boost from low interest rates

August 30, 2013
Today’s near-record low interest rates have acted to boost business values much in the same way low mortgage rates have helped to restore residential real estate values. Read More

Experts see interest rates as a smoldering fuse

A finance prof warns investors who are fond of bonds to be careful.

April 5, 2013
The current record-low interest rates are a good thing for home buyers — but not for people who are heavily invested in bonds and need to continuously maximize the return on their investments. Read More

Kent County-GRAR agreement could ‘lift all boats’

February 8, 2013
The agony of the blackest days of the housing market meltdown during the Great Recession appear to be fading to a still-painful memory, and while there are high expectations, caution comes in the words of the Federal Reserve: Expect interest rates to rise by year-end. Read More