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What Gold Tells You About the Effect of Higher Interest Rates

Daily Reckoning - Australian Edition - ‎5 hours ago‎
So, as you can see from this dynamic, the world economy is trapped in no win situation. Higher rates in the US drains liquidity from the rest of the global economy and leads to a slowdown…which then leads to lower US interest rates and an increase in ...
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Why the RBA should reveal its goals when cutting interest rates

The Australian Financial Review - ‎18 hours ago‎
Whenever the Reserve Bank changes official interest rates it should provide the public with the means to compare the outcome with the intention.

Dollar sinks as interest rates eyed

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
“The currency is poised for further downside risk with moves toward the psychological 70 US cent handle possible should the gap between Australian and US interest rates narrow.” However, OANDA Australia and Asia Pacific senior trader Stephen Innes ...
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Are interest rates finally about to rise? This is the week we'll find out

The Independent - ‎20 hours ago‎
That is because the UK is the only other large economy in the developed world with control over its own interest rates that is showing reasonable growth.
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US Fed decision on interest rates affects us all

South China Morning Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
Most watchers of the US Federal Reserve have, until recently, written off a June interest rate hike. But then, the Fed published the minutes of its April meeting, in which many officials sounded more hawkish than expected.

Buy-to-let investors up seven per cent amid low interest rates, new figures show - ‎9 hours ago‎
The number of buy-to-let investors has topped 1.75 million for the first time after a 7% increase in the past year, new figures have shown.
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Have student loan interest rates really shot up?

The Guardian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
A Facebook post by a recent graduate suggesting that interest rates on student loans have been hiked went viral this week - so have rates really gone up?

The high cost of ultra low interest rates

Daily Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
At last, the Federal Reserve is sending signals that an interest-rate increase might come next month. That's good, but a modest bump up, following the one in December, won't be enough.

The low interest rate, falling credit paradox

Mmegi Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
While the slow down in the rate at which general prices are increasing might be an indication of sluggish economic activity, some analysts argue it provides the BoB with room to further cut interest rates to boost productive lending. Although, such a ...
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The case against negative interest rates

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Negative interest rates are simply the latest fruitless effort since the 2008 global financial crisis to revive economies by monetary measures.
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Fed Eager To Raise Interest Rates In June, But Is It Serious This Time?

ValueWalk - ‎May 28, 2016‎
On Wednesday of last week, the Fed released the minutes from the most recent policy committee meeting on April 26-27. The official policy statement at the conclusion of the meeting suggested that the Fed was in no hurry to raise the Fed Funds rate ...

COLUMN: Let's lose the low interest rates

The Daily Progress - ‎May 28, 2016‎
We are about two weeks from the Federal Reserve Board's policy meetings on June 14 and 15 and already Wall Street has a case of the jitters.

Interest rates slowdown is costing home loan customers - ‎May 23, 2016‎
“When the Reserve Bank puts rates up, lenders are very, very fast to pass on increases to customers,” she said. Mozo had found rate rises generally came twice as quickly as rate cuts, she said. “In most cases it's about lenders making a bit of extra ...

Understanding interest rates

The Hindu - ‎May 27, 2016‎
For every borrower of a home loan, the most important factor would be the interest rates due to the fact that the repayment tenure is the longest, quantum is the highest and the maximum outflow from his income would be the EMI.
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Wall Street jumps as investors buoyed by prospect of US interest rate rise

ABC Online - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Stocks on Wall Street have jumped by more than 1 per cent, with investors buoyed by the prospect of a rise in US interest rates over the next few months. Comments from policymakers strongly indicate that interest rates may rise in June. The Dow Jones ...
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Low interest rates exacerbate real risks

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The lowest rates on record will force investors out of cash and into unsuitable assets. Supplied. Share on twitter. by Christopher Joye.

Interesting Interest Rates: The Life Cycle of a Key Financial Metric

Motley Fool - ‎May 28, 2016‎
If you want to understand the last century of finance, it helps to have a general idea of the trend in interest rates since the 1930s.
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Higher interest rates could actually be good for the housing market

Yahoo Finance - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The S&P 500 ( ^GSPC) has been resilient this week despite the rising chances of a Fed interest rate hike in the coming months.
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Lock in your interest rate or wait: It's no simple decision

The Cairns Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
It means cheaper debt for homeowners and has created discussion on whether to lock in low interest rates. The Rock Building Society, has launched seminars for first home buyers on the subject of fixing home loans.
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how interest rates got so low

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Australia may have survived the global financial crisis relatively intact, but the hangover may be just taking hold. In a telling week for the domestic economy, the benchmark 10-year government bond hit a 141-year low, wages growth hit is slowest rate ...