Tag: Interest rates

  • Stricter rules for banks after SVB collapse?

    Senator Tim Scott, RS.C., right, greets Michael Barr, off-camera, Vice Chairman for Oversight of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at the Dirksen Building on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images This report comes from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our new newsletter for international markets. […]

  • Need in the office market is spreading to high-end buildings

    Defaults and vacancy rates in high-end office buildings are on the rise, the latest sign that remote working and rising interest rates are spreading pain to more corners of the commercial real estate market. For much of the pandemic, buildings in central locations with modern amenities outperformed their less expensive counterparts. Some were even able […]

  • 62% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck amid inflation

    As the cost of living remains high, 62% of Americans now say they live paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent report. More people have found part-time jobs to make ends meet, the report said. Now is also a good time to make some major changes to your spending and savings plan, says one expert. […]

  • Market reaction to Fed rate hike ‘almost always fake’

    CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that this week was the latest example of the market going crazy after a Federal Reserve meeting. But based on previous market reactions to the central bank’s previous rate hikes, this week’s activity may not prove to be very meaningful in the long run. The initial reaction to the Fed’s […]

  • China is a ‘relative safe haven’ in the face of banking stress

    Citi economists said: “We have long debated our view that China could be an important growth hedge this year – recent global banking tensions may have reinforced this proposition.” The People’s Bank of China’s decision to cut the required reserve ratio showed “reassurance of policy support amid global volatility,” Citi economists wrote. Aerial view of […]

  • Jerome Powell flipped the script

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell gives a press conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee at the Federal Reserve on March 22, 2023 in Washington, DC. Alex Wang | Getty Images News | Getty Images This report comes from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our new newsletter for international markets. CNBC Daily […]

  • Financial instability as the biggest market risk: Wells Fargo

    A major Wall Street firm ranks financial instability over inflation as the biggest economic risk for the next three months. In an interview following the Federal Reserve’s quarter-point rate hike, Michael Schumacher of Wells Fargo Securities suggested that policymakers are underestimating how quickly tightening credit conditions could hurt the economy. “The Fed doesn’t give enough […]

  • US Treasury Bond Yields Ahead of Fed Interest Rate Decision

    US Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate decision and central bank monetary policy guidance. At 5:48 a.m. ET, the 10-year Treasury yield was down 2 basis points to 3.587%. The 2-year Treasury was trading at 4.134% after falling about 4 basis points. Yields and prices move in […]

  • Janet Yellen’s guarantee to banks has a catch

    US Treasury Janet Yellen speaks at the American Bankers Association Washington Summit on March 21, 2023 in Washington, DC. Drew Anger | Getty Images News | Getty Images This report comes from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our new newsletter for international markets. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed with everything they need to […]

  • What the Fed’s next move means for mortgages, loans and credit cards

    The bar Americans must clear to get approved for loans and credit cards is likely to rise along with interest rates, due in part to the fallout from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates again on Wednesday, though some economists say it could go on hiatus this […]