Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

The Fed shelves a June hike in the federal funds rate — the rate at which banks and credit unions lend reserves to other institutions overnight.

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

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 ·

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

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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.

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