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Fed chief Janet Yellen says interest rates will rise 'in coming months'

The Guardian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
If there is too much uncertainty mid-June about whether to raise interest rates - due to Brexit vote or other economic data, the Fed is scheduled to meet again six week later in July, John William, San Francisco Fed President, pointed out earlier this ...
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Have student loan interest rates really shot up?

The Guardian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The post, by a graduate called Simon Crowther who finished a degree in civil engineering last year, suggested that he and other students had seen their interest rates hiked after the sale of the Student Loans Company to a private firm. Crowther seems ...

Interesting Interest Rates: The Life Cycle of a Key Financial Metric

Motley Fool - ‎2 hours ago‎
If you want to understand the last century of finance, it helps to have a general idea of the trend in interest rates since the 1930s.

Understanding interest rates

The Hindu - ‎19 hours ago‎
For every borrower of a home loan, the most important factor would be the interest rates due to the fact that the repayment tenure is the longest, quantum is the highest and the maximum outflow from his income would be the EMI.
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The case against negative interest rates

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Negative interest rates are simply the latest fruitless effort since the 2008 global financial crisis to revive economies by monetary measures.
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Alberta wildfires and will push GDP into red this quarter, central bank says - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The bank elected to keep its benchmark interest rate, known as the target for the overnight rate, steady at 0.5 per cent on Wednesday.
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Why higher interest rates could actually be good for the housing market

Yahoo Finance - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The S&P 500 ( ^GSPC) has been resilient this week despite the rising chances of a Fed interest rate hike in the coming months.

Is It Time for the Fed to Raise Interest Rates?

Yahoo Finance - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Is It Time for the Fed to Raise Interest Rates? by Bloomberg Video 4:10 mins. May 27 -- UBS U.S. Equity and Derivatives Strategist Julian Emanuel discusses the economy and Fed policy.

Treasurer: Philly finances ready for next interest-rate hike - ‎13 hours ago‎
If the Federal Reserve raises interest rates later this year as expected, Philadelphia says its finances are braced for the fiscal fallout.
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Mortgage bills could rise even if Bank cuts interest rates on Brexit vote, Carney warns - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Interest rates may have to rise in the face of a slowing economy if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to the Governor of the Bank of England.
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Why the Global Economy Needs Open Blockchain Assets to Fight Negative Interest Rates by: Daniel Cawrey

Bitcoin Magazine - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The idea of negative interest rate policy becoming normal is concerning, as this could set a dangerous precedent for the global economy.
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How to deal with negative interest rates

FinanceAsia - ‎May 27, 2016‎
After Japan's Prime Minister Abe tried to goad the Group of Seven leading industrial powers into concerted stimulus to avert a looming economic crisis, FinanceAsia looks at how the Bank of Japan's experiment with negative interest rates has impacted ...

Innovative Securities: The Trap of Negative Interest Rates

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
At the moment Innovative Securities believes that "Federal banks are running out of effective monetary tools, while they are not willing to leave zero or negative interest rates behind." Although, in FED's communication there is a chance of a rate hike ...
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Interplay Between Interest Rates and Gold

Smarter Analyst - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In this edition, Kirill Kirilenko, a precious metals analysts at CRU International, wrote an interesting article entitled “The Interplay Between US Interest Rates and Gold”, which examines gold's behavior during previous Fed rate-hike cycles. Between ...

What Are Negative Interest Rates And Should You Worry About Them?

Forbes - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In some places outside the U.S., the cost of borrowing money has dipped below zero. It's a strange concept and basically means that money kept in a bank deposit would actually shrink instead of grow.
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The High Cost of Ultralow Interest Rates

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 22, 2016‎
At last, the Federal Reserve is sending signals that an interest-rate increase might come next month. That's good, but a modest bump up, following the one in December, won't be enough.

Does the End of the 30-Year Falling Interest Rates Trend Signal End of Free Lunch for Investors?

Forbes - ‎May 26, 2016‎
One of the most reverent trends in the investment world with pervasive consequences has been the 30 year regime of falling interest rates (See Chart 1). Central banks have used falling interest rates to stimulate sluggish economies for longer than ...
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Will hiking interest rates actually hurt the Fed?

Yahoo Finance - ‎May 26, 2016‎
... actually hurt the Fed? by Yahoo Finance Video 5:50 mins. Could raising rates actually put the Fed's balance sheet in a tough spot?

US Federal Reserve unlikely to hike interest rates soon: Manishi Raychaudhuri, BNP Paribas

Economic Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The US Federal Reserve is unlikely to increase interest rates any time soon, and any subsequent rate hike will depend on economic data points said Manishi Raychaudhuri , managing director and Asia Pacific Equity Strategist, BNP Paribas.

How Ultra-Low Interest Rates Will Cause The Next Global Recession

Forbes - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Ever since the Great Recession, central bankers around the world have been deploying ultra-low interest rates policies to revive global economic growth.