US mortgage applications rise, but so do rates – The Fed is currently buying $85 billion in bonds a month to keep borrowing costs low. The cheap mortgage rates have helped spur home buying and worries have emerged that higher costs could take some.
Factory Gains Likely to Spur Fed to Ease Its Stimulus. – · In a separate report, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said its Empire state business conditions index, which measures factory activity in.
The interest rate cuts today mark the first time the Federal Funds Rate has changed since June 2006, and the first time the rate has been lowered since 2003, 17 long quarters ago. The Federal Funds Rate now sits at 4.75%, while the Discount Rate is down to 5.25%.
Fed renews stimulus efforts, ties interest rates to jobless rate – The Fed, headed by Ben S. Bernanke, has tied its latest stimulus effort to the unemployment rate. to spur spending, investment and hiring. The Fed launched the purchase of mortgage-backed.
Fed to press U.S. rates toward zero – Those words would accompany a decision by the Fed to lower its target for overnight rates by at least a half-percentage point, economists believe. A half-point cut would take the bellwether..
iShares MSCI Canada ETF: Canada Macro Outlook 2019 – Combination of higher interest rates, a weak housing. to the Fed. The Bank of Canada last hiked the policy rate to 1.75% in October. There is a growing chance that the next rate hike will be.
Nonprofit Email Statistics: What Nonprofit Organizations Need. – implied fed rate cuts Spur Housing And Mortgage activity mortgage rate lows are driving refinance and purchase market activity. With the possibility of a fed rate cut later this month, the mortgage market is on high alert.
US Fed holds rates but points to possible cuts in the future – US Fed holds rates but points to possible cuts in the future. saying activity was rising at a "moderate rate" – a less rosy picture than the "solid rate" of expansion it saw in May.
A Foolish Take: Plunging Mortgage Rates Could Boost Housing – The Fed doesn’t directly control mortgage rates for the most part, as its most important lever for influencing the bond market is through its control of short-term interest rates.
2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers Stocks move lower as investors wait for trade updates – Consumer product makers, normally considered a safe-play holding. rates have been helping potential home buyers overcome.
Jobs report shows weak August numbers. Will Fed ‘ease’ the. – · Supporters say it could reduce already-low long-term interest rates, helping to spur housing-market activity among other things, and that it could have a.
FED FOCUS-Calls grow for zero rates, new Fed measures – Calls are growing for the Federal Reserve to cut its. short-term rates are fixed at “zero or near zero.” Such a commitment could help pull down longer-term interest rates, which in turn might.