Six-month Surge in One Year Fixed Interest Rates

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UK Base Rate Speculation Causes Fixed Interest Rates to Rise

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Higher US Interest Rates May Force Higher Inflation Rates

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President Trump and … the Interest Rate Yield Curve? Video

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Stocks, Bonds, Interest Rates, and Serbia, Camp Kotok 2017

I went to Camp Kotok, an invitation-only gathering of economists, market analysts, fund managers, and a few journalists. I go every year, and I always learn more than I can manage to remember. It’s a three-day economic thought-fest (and more rich food and wine than is good for me or anyone else at the camp). […]

UK Remortgage Customers Beware of Interest Rate Rises

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The Death of Abenomics; the Rise of Interest Rates

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Buy-to-let Mortgage Interest Rates Still Falling

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First-time Home Buyers: Wave Goodbye to Record Low Interest Rates

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Fixed Interest Rate Bond Rises Fuel Recovery in UK Savings Market

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One-year Fixed Savings Interest Rates Hit Highest Level Since Base Rate Cut

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The Market Effects of Another Interest Rate Hike

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Gold Bullish on Fed Interest Rate Hike

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US Interest Rate Curve Inversion and Chaos to Begin by December 2017

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The Nature And Sources Of Interest

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Mind the Mortgage Gap – High LTV Interest Rates Soar

Research from Moneyfacts.co.uk reveals that despite average mortgage rates falling across the market, the gap between the 60% loan-to-value (LTV) bracket and the highest LTV band (95%) has expanded. Statistics show the divergence has grown by 0.31% in just six months. The Market Oracle

Negative Interest Rates are Becoming a Reality for Savers

Data from Moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that the savings market is showing encouraging signs of improvement. The number of rate rises now outweighs the number of reductions for the third month running. In the month of March, Moneyfacts recorded 163 savings rate rises, with some rates increased by as much as 1.20%. This dwarfs the 65 […]

UK Help to Buy Vacuum Contributes to Mortgage Interest Rates Rise

Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data, not yet published, highlights that the average two-year fixed rate at 95% loan-to-value has increased by 0.25% since January 2017, bringing the figure back to around the same rate it was a year ago. The Market Oracle

Who’s Liking the US Interest Rate Hike Most?

As investors prepare for what looks like a potentially second rate hike within the first half of 2017, there are those who are still questioning the overall impact of increased interest rates on the economy. By trade, stock market investors gain more when interest rates are higher. This is simply because capital risk assets will […]

Negative Real Interest Rates to Drive Gold Price Higher

At its March meeting, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25%. In doing so, it hiked rates for only the third time since 2006. However, in a strange turn of events, the Fed’s move was perceived as a dovish one by the markets. That’s because even with inflation at its highest level since 2012, […]

Gold in Fed Interest Rate Hike Cycles

Gold suffered heavy selling in early March leading into the Fed’s latest rate hike.  Speculators frantically dumped gold futures ahead of the Fed’s meeting as implied rate-hike odds soared.  This is nothing new.  This key group of traders has long feared Fed-rate-hike cycles, convinced they are the mortal nemesis of zero-yielding gold.  But this view […]

Gold, Interest, Basis

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Low Interest Rates Helping Australia Transition from the Mining Boom

Australia’s transition from its reliance on mining exports to other sectors appears to be gathering pace as more businesses continue to take advantage of the low interest rates. The Reserve Bank of Australia reduced the base interest rate, popularly referred to as the cash rate, twice last year from 2% to 1.75% and again to […]

Stock Market Uncertainty Following Interest Rate Increase – Will Uptrend Continue?

Briefly: In our opinion, speculative short positions are favored (with stop-loss at 2,410, and profit target at 2,200, S&P 500 index). Our intraday outlook is bearish, and our short-term outlook is bearish. Our medium-term outlook remains neutral, following S&P 500 index breakout above last year’s all-time high: Intraday outlook (next 24 hours): bearish Short-term outlook […]

US Interest Rates Up Quarter Percent, Stock Market Loved It

Fed Yellen raised interest rates a quarter percent today and the stock market loved it. The Nasdaq 100 popped early, and then pulled back, but the S&P 500 kept going up all morning. By midday, just before the FOMC, they pulled back just a little going into that meeting, and then exploded. They pulled back […]

Stocks Get Close To Record High Again As Fed Hikes Interest Rates

Briefly: In our opinion, speculative short positions are favored (with stop-loss at 2,410, and profit target at 2,200, S&P 500 index). Our intraday outlook is bearish, and our short-term outlook is bearish. Our medium-term outlook remains neutral, following S&P 500 index breakout above last year’s all-time high: Intraday outlook (next 24 hours): bearish Short-term outlook […]

Gold Up 1.8%, Silver Up 2.6% After Dovish Fed Signals Slow Interest Rate Rises

– Gold up 1.8%, silver up 2.6% – Fed signals slow rate rises – Dollar sells off as Fed raises 0.25% to target range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent on inflation outlook and “ebullient” stocks – Gold’s biggest 1 day percentage gain since September 2016 – Fed raises rates for only the third time since crisis […]

Lifetime interest a golden years benefit

The beauty of coin collecting is it can be embraced equally by people who are 8 or 80 years old. Many collectors hold onto their interest throughout their lives, even if their budgets do not allow expenditures on coins during the time of college, launching a career and creating a family. Illustrating this eternal interest […]

US Real Estate & Interest Rate Change – You’ve Been Warned!

Is this the moment which could spark a stock market sell-off? Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in a speech given in Chicago, last Friday, March 3rd, 2017, suggested that the FED will likely resume raising interest rates later this month. The Market Oracle

Are UK Savings Interest Rates Finally Starting to Rise? Best Cash ISA 2017

According to some analysis there are emerging signs of life in the UK savings markets, so as the tax year draws to a close I take a look at if the Cash ISA market is finally starting to offer some hope to Britain’s savers after a near 5 years of a catastrophic downward death spiral […]