Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:48 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee at its April meeting saw conditions in the labor market improve, even as the economy appeared to have slowed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have opted to keep interest rates frozen.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:00 pm
By Eileen AJ Connelly · Bankrate.com

The Fed delays another rate hike as it waits to see how the U.S. weathers economic weakness abroad and falling oil prices at home.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:37 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are finding a bid in the marketplace after being ignored during a period of low inflation.

Monday, November 09, 2015 1:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:26 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury holds weekly T-bill auctions. That’s not news, but in the 4 weekly auctions held before the Oct. 19 auctions, the 1-month T-bill was priced to yield 0.00%.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 12:16 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will the Fed raise its targeted federal funds rate in September? The world will know after it meets in mid-September. Is it time to put away the punch bowl?

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The yield curve could actually flatten, with longer term bonds benefiting from the tightening with price increases.

Friday, April 03, 2015 1:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Since December 2008, interest rates set by the central bank have been virtually zero, leading to low CD rates and even lower savings account and money market account rates.

Friday, February 06, 2015 1:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Last week’s meeting of the Fed was generally interpreted as bullish on the economy and bolstered confidence that an interest rate increase could indeed come this year.

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