First quarter U.S. GDP numbers were recently released, and they weren't pretty. Notwithstanding our oft-cited concerns that GDP doesn't measure anything terribly useful, GDP growth was a paltry 0.2% and will likely be revised into negative... (full story)
By Jeffrey P. Snider Yesterday, I looked at funding markets and currency proxies for detecting the end to the "dollar" pause that began on March 18. Broader credit markets agree with that assessment so far, as nominal yields and the UST... (full story)
Andy Hoffman, CFA - Seeking Alpha - 1 hr 41 mins ago
Last week, I started an article with the following paragraph… "Nothing will please me more than when Whirlybird Janet is forced to admit the Fed has been wrong all along. That said, when said " Yellen Reversal " inevitably... (full story)
(1) Treasury Yields - The interest rate that the U.S. Treasury pays to borrow money.
(2) Bank Rates - The federal funds rate is the rate that banks pay to borrow reserves from each other in the interbank market. The prime rate is the rate that banks charge for loans to their best customers.
(3) The interest rate swap rate represents the fixed rate paid on a rate swap to receive payments based on a floating rate. Our Dollar Interest Rate Swaps page shows 1-, 5-, 10-, and 30-year rate swap charts, as well as historical rate swap data tables.
(4) Mortgage Rates - Mortgage rates are the rates that banks charge for loans to homeowners with the home used as collateral for the loan. Fixed-rate mortgage rates are fixed over the term of the loan whereas adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) vary over the term of the loan.