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  1. Here's Why Fixed-Income Returns Are So Low

    As the Federal Reserve remains reluctant to aggressively raise interest rates, investors ...
  2. Why the 10-Year US Treasury Rates Are Crucial

    10-year treasury bond yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  3. Another Reason Rates are Likely to Be Lower for ...

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) has suggested it’s likely to remain on hold for the near ...
  4. Federal Reserve Sees Mixed Economy

    The Federal Reserve’s recent beige book painted a mixed picture of the domestic economy.
  5. Quantitative Easing: Does It Work?

    This controversial monetary policy has been used by some of the world's most powerful ...
  6. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates. ...
  1. Here's Why Fixed-Income Returns Are So Low

    As the Federal Reserve remains reluctant to aggressively raise interest rates, investors ...
  2. Which Companies Will Thrive on the Yuan

    Explore the debate on whether a fed rate hike or the exchange rate of the Chinese ...
  3. 2 Reasons Why the Stock Market Leads the Economy

    Pay attention to how economic strength can follow a sustained stock market advance ...
  4. How the "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock ...

    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 5 ...
  5. Can the Fed Really Eliminate Too Big to Fail? ...

    Explore the efforts to curb "too big to fail" banks, why the Dodd-Frank Reform bill ...
  6. These 3 Investors Are Betting Against the Stock ...

    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros and Carl Icahn are betting against ...
  1. The Federal Reserve

    Few organizations can move the market like the Federal Reserve. As an investor, it's ...
  1. What is the relationship between inflation and interest rates?

    Inflation and interest rates are linked, and frequently referenced in macroeconomics. Inflation refers to the rate at which ...
  2. What happens if interest rates increase too quickly?

    Learn about what happens if interest rates rise too fast and understand what goes into the Fed’s decision to adjust interest ...
  3. When was the last time the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates?

    Learn about when the U.S. Federal Reserve last increased the federal funds target rate, which was in June 2006 after the ...
  4. Do lower interest rates increase investment spending?

    Learn how the Federal Reserve Board uses monetary policy and the federal funds rate to influence long-term interest rates ...
  1. Five Women Who Are Leading In Male-Dominated ...

    In honor of March's Women's History Month, we look at five prominent female leaders ...
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