What tools does the Fed have left? Part 1: Negative interest rates | Brookings Institution

  Ben Bernanke asks whether there are tools left in the Fed’s monetary toolbox, with a focus on the costs and benefits of negative interest rates. Source: What tools does the Fed have left? Part 1: Negative interest rates | Brookings Institution A friend sent me this article today and …

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How Far Will your Money go with today’s interest rates

Interest rates are still low.This means you get more bang for your buck when buying a home! Interest rates are predicted to go up later this year, most like Source: How Far Will your Money go with today’s interest rates Rates have been up and down lately.  With the Fed …

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Fed likely to hold interest rates steady – for now

The Fed will likely hold the line on short-term interest rates at its meeting next week Source: Fed likely to hold interest rates steady – for now Just a couple of quick posts for a Friday afternoon.  It is in the 70s here in Denver and it seems like 5:00 …

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Behind The Numbers: Jobs Figures, and a Grain of Salt

As numbers go, the monthly nonfarm payroll report offers some of the most parsed and open-to-interpretation there are. Source: Behind The Numbers: Jobs Figures, and a Grain of Salt – The Numbers – WSJ Wow – it is an interesting time in the financial markets right now.  Mortgage rates are …

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Bill Gross: Negative Rates Are Finance Economy’s Last, Dying Gasp

The finance economy’s fuel is just about spent, and the move into the black hole of negative rates might just be the final act, Janus Capital’s Bill Gross wrote in his latest investment letter. Source: Bill Gross: Negative Rates Are Finance Economy’s Last, Dying Gasp – MoneyBeat – WSJ This …

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Investors Decide December’s Back on the Table for Fed

Perhaps the Fed will raise rates again this year after all. Source: Investors Decide December’s Back on the Table for Fed – MoneyBeat – WSJ Here we go again – is a rate increase back on the table?  We have several TVs in our office that are always on the …

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Fed Minutes Lay Bare a Split on U.S. Economic Outlook, Interest-Rate Path

Federal Reserve officials struggled with uncertainty about the outlook for inflation and growth at their January policy meeting —and whether rising risks to the economy might alter their plans to raise short-term interest rates. Source: Fed Minutes Lay Bare a Split on U.S. Economic Outlook, Interest-Rate Path – WSJ Another …

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