Results for interest rates
- Treasury Yields Telling Us Something?
Looking at yields today and over the past few weeks, wonder if Chris (and others, including myself) concerns are about to come home to roost. Some rough yield curve change examples... US Treasury 1 January Yield ...
Forum topic - Nichoman - Mar 14 2012 - 6:01pm - 16 comments
- Fixed or variable rate mortgage?
Good morning We are thinking about renegotiating our mortgage (with RBC) from a 4.49% fixed rate mortgage to a variable rate mortage. It may be 15 years before we pay the mortgage off. I'd appreciate your thoughts on whether this is a good ...
Forum topic - peter31 - Jun 6 2011 - 10:27am - 7 comments
- FED/Banks Triple Scam
Once you read the two attached articles (c WSJ for non-commerical use), the truth should come to the fore: The printed money went to big banks to bet on commodities. QE2 is ~$650B yet new credit only ~$320B. And that includes the fractional banking ...
Forum topic - KugsCheese - Jun 3 2011 - 9:41am - 0 comments
- Interest Rates and Inflation
Chris and Axel both have repeatedly said that the future is not going to be like the past. I have given a lot of thought to this statement and one of the conclusions I have come to where the future is not going to be like the past is that we are going ...
Forum topic - Zav - May 14 2011 - 12:12pm - 4 comments
- Bailing Out the Thimble With the Titanic
[quote] Dr. Steve Keen, the ever-insightful Australian economist who runs the Debt Deflation website, wrote an excellent piece in March of 2009 entitled Bailing out the Titanic with a Thimble . It essentially argued that the U.S. ...
Forum topic - ashvinp - Apr 17 2011 - 5:30pm - 5 comments
- Future short term and medium term interest rates
Given the game that is being played by the central banksters around the world, especially in the western world, where do people think interest rates will go to in terms of percentage for both Europe, UK and the US? I'm thinking of the ...
Forum topic - britinbe - Jan 27 2011 - 6:15am - 0 comments
- Interest rates at 8 percent in 2012?
Most households would crumble if interest rates hit 8% and prices rose by 10% a year. But that nightmare could come true, says historian Dominic Sandbrook... Lessons from history: The last Conservative ...
Forum topic - investorzzo - Aug 24 2010 - 8:33am - 7 comments
- “Myths” Paul Krugman does not want to talk about
I have been telling you for months there is going to be a double dip in the economy. Nobel Prize Winning economist Paul Krugman also thinks the economy is so bad we need to keep on stimulating the economy. In a New York Times Op-Ed piece last week, ...
Forum topic - investorzzo - Jul 8 2010 - 9:18pm - 1 comment
- Inflation and the "Risk-Free" Interest Rate
Two years ago, with the price of oil at all time highs, there was concern that we could start seeing run-away inflation again. A few months later, the financial system was on the verge of a total meltdown, credit dried up, and the specter of a ...
Forum topic - grondeau - May 15 2010 - 3:10am - 2 comments
- Foreigners cut treasury stakes; rates could rise
The $53 billion decline in holdings of Treasury bills came primarily from a drop in official government holdings. They fell by $52.3 billion. Holdings of foreign private investors dropped by $700 million in December. ...
Forum topic - investorzzo - Feb 16 2010 - 7:47pm - 2 comments
- An insider’s view of the real estate train wreck
No one has been more right on the housing market in recent years. So, what’s coming next? Some of the housing numbers in the last few months look a little less ugly. Could housing be getting ready to get well? MILLER: I don’t think so. ...
Forum topic - investorzzo - Feb 10 2010 - 9:21pm - 8 comments
- 11 Startling Forecasts for 2010
Found this to be an interesting read. Excerpt: Monty Agarwal: Gentlemen, I know I’m new here and you wanted to save me for later, but there’s another factor — a factor so pertinent to this discussion … do you mind if I interject it ...
Forum topic - LogansRun - Dec 9 2009 - 2:17pm - 0 comments
- Buy a house now or in 2011?
Hi, I'm a newbie here. I looked for a specific post like this but did not finde one. I recently moved to the Pacific NW and I am renting. I was able to sell my previous home quickly so I am now in a position to buy a new house if I choose ...
Forum topic - below_minimums - Oct 8 2009 - 4:50pm - 9 comments
- Audit us and interest rates will rise, Fed warns Congress
Another good article from GATA on Sept 28th 'Audit the Fed' hearings. So we know there is only one way for interest rates to head, now they can be raised with blame being placed on HR 1207. It's going to really 'twist the ...
Forum topic - John99 - Sep 29 2009 - 5:43am - 0 comments
- Planning to buy a house? Read this.
I came across this reader comment on Charles Hugh Smith's blog in response to one of Charles' recent posts . In that post, Charles argued that buying a home is a very bad idea in this market because it's a liquidity trap. Several ...
Forum topic - switters - Aug 4 2009 - 3:46pm - 5 comments
- Question about interest rates and the "Real World"
I have a question about interest rates in the real world, and how they work. Last week, I was talking with a friend of mine who had just purchased a new (used) car for an extended camping trip he was taking. He needed a little beefier car than the econ ...
Forum topic - tx_floods - Jul 13 2009 - 9:25am - 3 comments
- We’re Out Of Money; Says Barack Obama
Things are coming to a head! Time to do the things that need doing, so get prepared. imho http://www.financialsense.com/fsu/editorials/cnc/2009/0605.html (Current News & Events, Debt, interest rates, Treasuries, Must Read) Things ...
Forum topic - investorzzo - Jun 5 2009 - 6:16pm - 0 comments
- Where the TARP money is really being deployed
A comment posted to a Felix Salmon article (the facts of which, incidentally to this post, are vigorously disputed by several commenters) on Reuters Blogs gives a very plausible explanation of how the TARP taxpayer money is being used by the banks. I ...
Forum topic - WendyT - Jun 15 2012 - 4:05am - 0 comments
- Interest Rate Derivatives & Goldman Sachs & JPMorgan
Chris, Could you please comment on the matter of interest rate derivatives; the huge amounts of these held by GS and JPM (on the order of $87 Trillion and $38 Trillion, respectively, according to one source -which unfortunately I cannot locate at ...
Forum topic - WendyT - Apr 5 2009 - 11:33am - 0 comments
- Where could interest rate go in the short and long term?
Interest rates are currently at historic lows. How long will they stay there? What will trigger them to go up or further down? From what I understand and think I've leaned is that hyperinflation could possibly send them back up. If that did ...
Forum topic - Ruhh - Feb 12 2009 - 10:14pm - 12 comments