Interest Rate Policy

  1. Understanding The Treasury Yield Curve Rates

    Treasury yield curves are a leading indicator for the future state of the economy ...
  2. Success: Hard Work Or Good Fortune?

    Any success that I may have had as a freelancer has been mostly hard work, but auspicious ...
  3. Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates

    The Fed (and every other Fed commentator) uses the word “normalization” to describe ...
  4. The 5 Things You Never Knew About Auto Loan Rates

    Buying a new car is an important decision, and if you're a savvy auto buyer, you ...
  5. Saving Money Or Paying Off Debt?

    When choosing between blasting through debt and establishing precautionary funds ...
  6. All Your Questions About Loan Interest Rates

    If you think interest rates don’t really matter -- think again. Interest rates have ...
  1. Despite being the world’s biggest market, most investors have zero exposure to currency. That’s a shame, as the asset class provides plenty of benefits.

    Finding An Alternative With Currency ETFs

    Despite being the world’s biggest market, most investors have zero exposure to currency. ...
  2. The European Central Bank’s plan to cut rates and stimulate growth should light a fire under equities and real estate. What are your best bets?

    Why Europe's Equities Are Worth Cheering For

    The European Central Bank’s plan to cut rates and stimulate growth should light a ...
  3. While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming true.

    The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years ...
  1. How does a bond's coupon interest rate affect its price?

    Find out why the difference between the coupon interest rate on a bond and prevailing market interest rates has a large impact ...
  2. What are the differences between APR in Europe and the U.S.?

    Learn how the regulatory authorities in the U.S., the European Union and the U.K. treat the calculation and disclosure of ...
  3. Why is APR used to compare long-term loans?

    See what benefits an annual percentage rate, or APR, offers to consumers that other interest rate calculations might not, ...
  4. How is interest charged on most lines of credit?

    Learn how most financial institutions calculate interest on lines of credit by using the average daily balance method and ...
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