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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
A professional says there’s ‘no way on earth’ the rates are going to stay this low forever.
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
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
A finance prof warns investors who are fond of bonds to be careful.
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
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