Tags: interest rates

Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

May 20th, 2015
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by Marco Del Negro, Marc Giannoni, Matthew Cocci, Sara Shahanaghi, and Micah Smith - Liberty Street Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Second post in the series. In a recent series of blog posts, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Syst… more »

Fed Chair Yellen: Normalizing The New Normal Monetary Policy

March 28th, 2015
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Econintersect: Fed Chair Janet Yellen continued a dovish approach to monetary policy stating that: With continued improvement in economic conditions, an increase in the target range for that rate may well be warranted later this year. Of course, the… more »

Why The Fed Cannot Tighten

March 9th, 2015
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by Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks T-bonds have gotten trounced since late January, when long-term yields, which vary inversely with price, touched a millennial low of 2.23%. On Fridaythey spiked as high as 2.87%, reflecting the growing eagerness of invest… more »

Serbia, Pakistan Cut Rates as Commodity Prices Drop

November 18th, 2014
in econ_news

The central banks of Serbia and Pakistan cut their rates last week as the fall in global commodity prices from waning demand is leading to disinflation.The drop in commodity prices picked up speed in October with the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) index down a sharp 6.42 more »

Japan and Sweden Ease as U.S., Russia Tighten Policy Stance

November 3rd, 2014
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The central banks of Japan and Sweden pulled rabbits out of their hats last week, surprising financial markets with their audacious moves to ease monetary policy, while the United States, Brazil and Russia tightened their policy stance, underscoring the precarious state of the global more »

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