Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Demand for residential real estate loans strengthened in the second quarter over the previous period, a Federal Reserve survey said.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the last Federal Reserve meeting don’t make the Fed’s plans any clearer.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:45 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returns to the most-watched economic confab of the year — the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — after missing last year’s, and all ears will be listening for a hint at monetary policy for the rest of the year.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:34 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Bank of England cut its key bank rate to 0.25% as it tries to dampen a recession that economists had predicted following the vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:05 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

This week, Japan’s cabinet approved a stimulus package with new spending of $73 billion made up, in part, of helicopter money.

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

The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy is on fire. So what’s keeping the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates?

Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:50 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:17 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s new Beige Book economic survey says the economy is growing and some jobs are going begging.

Monday, July 11, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy still has some stuff to work on, but it’s making a comeback.

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