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  1. PIMCO Income Computations


    Fri, 19 Dec 2014

    rates above (at tonitight's NAVs) 1. Should do well in a rate environment where the BEARS are only predicting a 2% fed funds rate and 4% 10yr Treasury over the next couple years.... 2. In fact, the PRICES of the portfolio securities (= NAV) should

  2. Lessons from 2014


    Fri, 19 Dec 2014

    FOMC is likely to raise the fed funds rate without inflation being in ..... the European Union. The federal funds rate (or fed funds rate ) is an overnight lending ..... US Federal Reserve. The fed funds rate is one of the Fed’s key policymaking

  3. U.S. fed funds rate hit highest since 2-1/2 weeks


    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - A key overnight borrowing cost for U.S. banks rose its highest level in 2-1/2 weeks on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve hinted it would might raise interest rates in...

  4. U.S. fed funds rate falls for 1st time in 2 weeks


    Tue, 16 Dec 2014

    NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) - A key overnight borrowing cost for U.S. banks fell for the first time in over two weeks after the Federal Reserve cut an interest rate on a test program aimed to reach...

  5. From Barron’s, December 15, 2014 (Part 2)


    Sat, 13 Dec 2014

    Pg 9: Forsyth – Around the 6 th anniversary of ZIRP [0.00-0.25% fed funds rate ], watch for the FOMC to provide new guidance on fed fund rates [and the dot-charts] and economic projections on Wednesday

  6. Are you prepared for short-term rates to rise?


    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    if and when the Federal Reserve (the Fed) raises the fed funds rate —i.e., short-term interest rates. Whereas short ..... with each investor. But with the Fed telling us that the fed funds rate will, at some point, go up if certain economic criteria are

  7. Bond Market: Resetting Expectations in a Post-QE World


    Thu, 11 Dec 2014

    up the U.S. economy and financial markets. Aggressive but traditional means of stimulating growth—lowering the federal funds rate from 5.25% to 1% between September 2007 and October 2008—did not appear to be enough to stabilize the economy or

  8. Markets (stocks+bonds) insight


    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    rates significantly before the next recession. Will QE become the principle counter-cyclical monetary tool, with the Fed Funds rate permanently at zero? What would be the implication for asset prices? Can We See How Inappropriate Monetary Policy Has Distorted

  9. From Barron’s, December 8, 2014 (Part 2)


    Sat, 6 Dec 2014

    may be right or wrong, in 2007 and based on the data available then, no economist or FOMC member could have foreseen the fed funds rate in 2014. Pg 42: In an interview, Anne Stevenson-Yang of J Capital is very negative on China . She doesn’t believe Chinese economic

  10. Putnam Capital Markets Outlook


    Thu, 4 Dec 2014

    think it sets the stage for the Fed to begin raising the federal funds rate sometime in mid–2015. The Fed announced at its September ..... central bank’s decision to begin increasing its benchmark federal funds rate from near zero will depend on the pace of the U.S. recovery

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