Bonds

How Rising Interest Rates Can Impact Your Mortgage and Housing Affordability

Now that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has voted to raise interest rates for the first time in 2017, it is important to consider what this might ...
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Why the Yellen and Fed Rate Hikes Are Favorable — With More Hikes to Come!

If you were under the belief that the underlying economy was not yet strong enough to support an interest rate hike, note that the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates. ...
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How Janet Yellen Forecasts the Coming Interest Rate Hikes Quite Soon

24/7 Wall St. recently showed how Credit Suisse had capitulated that the Federal Reserve and Chair Janet Yellen were on track to hike rates as soon as the March Federal ...
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Why Credit Suisse Now Calls for March Fed Rate Hike

Things are looking up for the markets. Even with a political divide, the ambitions of higher growth, lower taxes and less regulation keep sending the stock market to new higher ...
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stacks of money, income

S&P 500 and US Debt Now Challenging $20 Trillion Each

When markets hit all-time highs and create even more milestones, sometimes there are interesting observations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went above the 20,000 mark in the latest rally, only ...
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St. Louis Fed Bullard Sees Rate Hike Coming, Followed by Nothing

Over the weekend, 24/7 Wall St. released its Federal Reserve rate hike watch with an overwhelming chance for a rate hike in December, only to find another call for a ...
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Bond Sell-Off Could Be Huge for Stocks: 4 Analyst Top Pick Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Despite the recent highs in the market, investor enthusiasm for stocks has been lousy for years, but that could all be changing now. Jefferies reports that, since the 2009 lows ...
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Odds Overwhelmingly Favor FOMC Interest Rate Hike in December

There is going to be some serious food for thought in the coming weeks. As 2016 comes to an end, there has been a substantial post-election rally around the notion ...
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Negative-Yielding Sovereign Debt Outstanding Keeps Shrinking and Shrinking

Stocks have risen handily since the end of the election, but so have bond yields. Now we have close to 100% chance that there will be an interest rate hike ...
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Fed Governor Powell Talks Up Rate Hike Odds

Another day, another Fed head calling for a rate hike. Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell was speaking at the Economic Club of Indiana in Indianapolis on Tuesday, and he talked ...
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stacks of money, income

15 Reasons Why a Federal Reserve Rate Hike Looks Certain for the Holidays

It may be a holiday weekend, but 24/7 Wall St. wanted to give investors, business owners, and consumers insight into what to expect as 2016 ends and 2017 gets closer. The ...
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What to Expect for Fed Rate Hikes in December and in 2017

24/7 Wall St. wanted to give investors, business owners, and consumers a heads up for what to expect in the weeks ahead. The presidential election is over, the Federal Reserve ...
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Ratings Agencies and Economists Opine on Rising Interest Rates After the Election

This might not be a high over the past year, but the post-election moves just made a 10-year Treasury yield hit a high not seen since January. This is also ...
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Will Interest Rates Rise Faster Than Expected in 2017?

This past week gave investors, economists and business owners a lot of different data to consider. With a presidential election that is just about (finally, really!) over and with economic ...
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Credit Suisse Shows Why Interest Rates May Rise More Than Expected in 2017

The markets still have to work through the presidential election in the United States, but many economic teams and strategists are starting to issue their preliminary forecasts for stock indexes ...
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