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Rising interest rates and inflation add to the pressure facing South African consumers

Rising interest rates and rising inflation squeeze South African consumers between the proverbial rock and hard place, as the cost of servicing debt rises while the purchasing power of their money declines . Benay Sager, president of the National Debt Counselors’ Association, said consumers’ disposable income had fallen by a quarter since 2016 when the […]

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How to Maximize Your Mortgage Payoff Using Money From the Bank

Hello Nicole, I managed to refinance my mortgage at an interest rate of 1.85% (comparison rate of 1.88%). Looking back, I realize that I should have chosen another lender with a lower comparison rate (interest and comparison rate of 1.87%) who also assured me that it was an authorized depository institution. Now I’m looking at […]

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How To Make Money With Penny Stocks During Geopolitical Conflict |

What Investors Are Watching Penny Stocks As Russia Enters Ukraine Trading penny stocks over the past few weeks has been complicated to say the least. Whereas before the market was focused on raising interest rates, now it is entirely dependent on what happens with Ukraine. It was only recently that Russia decided to enter Ukraine, […]

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SSGA Reduces Fees on Gold ETF ‘MiniShares’ to Just 0.10% | ETF Strategy

ETF STRATEGY NEWS! ETF Strategy is pleased to announce the launch of ETF Strategy Center (hub.etfstrategy.com), an on-demand repository of webcasts, videos, podcasts and white papers. Debut with a special series on technology and innovation in China and the digital economy. State Street Global Advisors cut the expense ratio for $4.7 billion SPDR Gold MiniShares […]

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Chronic fee chopper Vanguard Group raises prices for nine funds, showing that ‘ownership’ is falling back and forth, cutting fat is getting harder and pricing Vanguard is part art and part algorithm

The $8.1 trillion AUM giant also cut fees on 32 funds and kept fees unchanged at 109 funds, according to year-end fiscal reports, from September to December 2021. At Vanguard Group, ownership is a privilege, but like most privileges, it goes both ways with investors, who share the benefits of fee reductions and the burden […]

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What stocks to buy right now?

It has been more than a week since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, with no end in sight despite recent peace talks. Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has intensified – over 2,000 Ukrainian civilians have been killed so far, Putin has put Russia’s nuclear force on high alert and confirmed he will continue […]

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War in Ukraine prompts rethink of cheap money

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size 2022 was expected to be a wild year in financial markets as investors grappled with rising inflation, the end of ultra-cheap money and an economic rebound from the pandemic. Today, as the world watches in shock as Russia invades Ukraine, financial markets are even more uncertain about […]

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€100m fee prevents Rangnick from finding Man Utd’s dream successor for Ronaldo

Ralf Rangnick finds Man Utd their perfect successor to Cristiano Ronaldo up front, while West Ham are eyeing a Bayern Munich raid – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk. MAN UTD EYE OSIMHEN TRANSFER Manchester United caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick believes Napoli striker Victor Osimhen can be the perfect Cristiano Ronaldo replacement, according […]

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SCOTUS hears GOP push to defend Trump-era public charge rule; Arizona AG calls Biden’s moves ‘unprecedented’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from a coalition of Republican attorneys general seeking to intervene to defend the Trump-era public charge rule – after the Biden administration dropped the legal defense of the rule, and a since sought to introduce a replacement. More than a […]

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Two Fed officials back steady interest rate hikes from March

Two senior Federal Reserve officials have said the U.S. central bank is expected to launch a steady series of interest rate hikes from March, in a bid to dampen demand and lower inflation. Lael Brainard, a Fed governor who was named vice chairman, said Friday that it would be appropriate for the central bank to […]

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Central Bank: Interest rates on loans and deposits fell sharply in Q4 | Economy

The average interest rate on long-term loans to non-financial corporations fell to 2.68 from 3.02%. Deposits Interest rates on term deposits up to one year settled slightly higher in the fourth quarter of 2021 than the record high they had seen in the previous quarter, according to the bank. The rate for households was 0.11%; […]

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Leeds United could receive record fee for ‘superb’ ace this summer – Our View

Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images According to The Athletic, Leeds United are preparing for offers for goalkeeper Illan Meslier this summer. Manchester United have already been credited with an interest, while Barcelona have been linked in recent weeks, so you can see the caliber of clubs eyeing the Frenchman. If Meslier is to […]

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Interest rates unlikely to fall, RBI warns

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reported on Wednesday that interest rates have bottomed and yields are gradually rising on debt securities as well as deposits, a clear signal that there could there will be no rate cuts in the near future. “Planned commercial banks have made full pass-through of policy rate cuts of […]

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Making money isn’t a problem, but Hapag-Lloyd’s CEO still has worries

Yes, it is a very good period to be in maritime transport. But Rolf Habben Jansen wants it to be known that it’s not all champagne wishes and caviar dreams as the CEO looks to Hapag-Lloyd’s year ahead. Habben Jansen did not discuss Hapag-Lloyd’s stellar financial performance — earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization […]

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Commonwealth Bank economists predict interest rate hike for the exact month

Australia’s largest bank predicts the EXACT month when interest rates will rise and mortgage holders will be forced to pay more Commonwealth bank economist predicts cash rate to rise in June Economist Gareth Aird suspects inflation will be much stronger than RBA forecast ABC expects inflation to rise 1.2% in March quarter alone The latest […]

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Real Madrid target Erling Haaland despite money troubles amid Barcelona interest

Real Madrid still hope to sign Haaland Real Madrid are still hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Erling Haaland, according to Spanish outlet Marca. The 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker is wanted by Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG and Chelsea are also interested, but Real would like the player to wait another year as […]

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Low or non-existent interest rates | Should we take advantage of it?

Here are the pros and cons of offers on low interest purchases, as there are some pitfalls to avoid. TEXAS, USA – With the Federal Reserve poised to start raising interest rates, the days of cheap money may be slipping away for a while. That means you’ll have to be even smarter about the finance […]

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About 76% of Indians would charge their electric vehicles at home, according to a new Deloitte study

According to the study, around 59% of Indian consumers are concerned about climate change, pollution levels and emissions from petrol/diesel vehicles. A recent 2022 Global Automotive Consumer Survey by Deloitte reveals that more than a third of Indian consumers have expressed interest in electrified and hybrid vehicles, as the segment gains momentum with the focus […]

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Budget cuts needed to reduce pressure on interest rates

“We lay the entire burden of the adjustment on the Reserve Bank,” Mr Richardson said. “Being able to keep unemployment levels very low and avoid an explosion in inflation requires all the arms of politics. Chris Richardson, partner at Deloitte Access Economics. Alex Ellinghausen/Fairfax Media “We need to change fiscal policy to bring the budget […]

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The Fed is about to raise interest rates and trap American workers – again | Robert Reich

Jhe US Department of Labor’s January jobs report heightens fears that a supposedly “tight” labor market is fueling inflation, so the Fed needs to put the brakes on by raising interest rates. This reasoning is totally wrong. Among the largest job gains in January were normally temporary and low-wage workers: leisure and hospitality, retail, transportation […]

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Reserve Bank says lower interest rates reduce rather than increase inequality

ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff The Bank’s research comes three months after Governor Adrian Orr said it had played a “small role” in creating unsustainable house prices. The Reserve Bank says its own new research shows that lower interest rates reduce wealth inequality, rather than increase it. He admitted the research had not taken into account the impact […]

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Cricket: Alec Stewart keen to take charge of England Test team if Silverwood is sacked

If Andrew Strauss is the right man to make the big decisions that will define England’s immediate Test future, the perfect candidate to help him could be right under his nose. The ECB board was due to act Tuesday night on Strauss’ recommendations on how England can recover from the worst of all their humiliations […]

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The best bank stocks to invest in before interest rates rise

Federal Reserve officials have said they plan to raise interest rates three times in 2022 and the planned increases will likely occur in March, June and September. Rates will likely rise to around 4% by the end of the year. The Federal Reserve could also raise rates in 2023 – possibly up to three times […]

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Lots of money for retirement!

Let’s talk about financial “baskets”. During their working years, most people put all of their retirement savings into a bucket labeled “growth.” This bucket usually consists of investment portfolios of stocks, bonds, cash, and maybe real estate. Although these asset classes have different characteristics, together they share the likelihood of long-term growth. Of course, market […]

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Fisher: The Many Myths Behind Worries About Rising Global Interest Rates

Are global interest rates destined to skyrocket in 2022? As inflation rises in many Western economies, the ECB, Federal Reserve and other central banks appear poised to “tighten” monetary policy. Thus, the recent rise in long rates could look set to skyrocket. Many observers, pundits, economists and investors worry about major economic and trade fallout […]

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Explained: The end of easy money and what it means for Nigerian investors

You’ve probably seen the headlines about stock prices crash on a YTD basis for major developed markets…and maybe your US portfolio is even in the red. Now, investor panic has set in and you wonder what’s going on? Should we stop investing? Should you sell your entire portfolio and exit 100% to cash out? Newer […]

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Rising interest rates can lead to revaluations in stock, bond and real estate markets

Getty Images Getty Images Key points to remember: Stock index futures rebound after overnight selloff as investors try to hold on to gains Stocks fell on Tuesday as interest rates and oil prices plus a rare Goldman Sachs failure Investors are forced to reassess valuations when interest rates rise Stocks are looking to rebound on […]

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Rising interest rates hit municipal bond market

Municipal bonds are off to their worst start since 2011. The early-year bond rout dragged S&P Municipal Bond Index returns down 1.1% through Jan. 20, adjusting for price changes and interest payments. The loss is an early sign that rising interest rates could make 2022 more eventful than last year, when federal stimulus and strong […]

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HAMISH MCRAE: Has common sense investing prevailed?

HAMISH MCRAE: Investing in companies that make profits and pay dividends is healthier than investing in assets with nothing tangible behind them By Hamish Mcrae, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 4:50 p.m. EST, January 22, 2022 | Update: 6:31 p.m. EST, January 22, 2022 Has the great rotation begun? It’s the expression given to the […]

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WisdomTree Megatrends: A Pulse Check of Valuations as Interest Rates Rise

By Kara Marciscano, CFAPartner, Research End of november, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has hinted at an accelerated reduction in the Fed’s easy money policy. Since this announcement, Treasury yields pushed higher, reflecting expectations that in early 2022 the Fed will start raising its key rate for the first time since 2018. As my colleague […]

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Position your 2022 portfolio for markets and inflation

David T. Mayes Despite brief setbacks in September and November, investors’ appetite for riskier assets remained strong in the fourth quarter, putting its full-2021 return at just under 29% and lifting the l index, or number of years with a positive return, at 74% since 1926. The Index’s annual average returned to 10%, but to […]

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How to make your money grow when bank interest rates are low

ThitareeSarmkasat/Getty Images/iStockphoto Investors and savers are at a crossroads when it comes to getting a good return on their money. Although market interest rates have increased in 2022, the amount paid into bank accounts remains woefully low. Meanwhile, inflation is the highest in decades, driving up the cost of daily living for consumers. In this […]

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4 insurance stocks to buy for rising interest rates in 2022

Benchmark US Treasury yields have been rising since the start of the year. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has been hovering around 1.8% lately. The rise in interest rates will allow financial institutions, including insurance companies, to generate better revenues. At its December FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve announced that it accelerate […]

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3 ways to invest without risking money with an annuity

My sister is an avid cyclist. It’s actually his favorite way to exercise. As an older brother, however, I am concerned for his safety. Generally, cycling is incredibly safe. Plus, she takes the proper precautions, like wearing the right gear and being in the right position on the road. Due – Due Despite this, she […]

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EPA targets Michigan toxic site backlog with infrastructure money

ST. LOUIS, MI — For years, funding to clean up Michigan’s worst contaminated sites came in spurts as federal authorities tried to spread annual appropriations over a universe of toxic sites across the country. The result has been slow cleanups in places so polluted they warrant the special scrutiny that comes with a place on […]

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Should you keep your money in the bank or invest in the stock market?

shapecharge / iStock.com Saving and investing are both important, but they serve different purposes. While everyone wants to earn the long-term average returns of the stock market, risk makes investing all your money inappropriate in most cases. On the other hand, while no one likes losing money, keeping all your money in an FDIC-insured savings […]

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Inequality by Design: A Critique of Christopher Leonard’s “Lords of Easy Money”

I came home from my job at Goldman Sachs in a daze on October 19, 1987. I had made thousands of dollars, more money than I had ever had before, or ever will, in a single day. But I was in my early twenties with a young family and I didn’t know if the world […]

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The Facts of Working with Hard Money Lenders in Florida

Post views: 80 Thanks to fast processing speeds, reliability and minimal lending requirements, hard money loans are becoming increasingly popular among real estate investors. Compared to traditional banks, hard money loans have higher interest rates and shorter repayment periods. This means that loans only make sense for investors with a solid repayment strategy. If you […]

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5 steps to reach your financial goals in 2022

Along with the New Year bringing confetti and a new calendar, it’s time to set some big financial goals for the next 12 months. It could mean finally paying off a debt, buying a house, or taking a long-delayed vacation. With inflation and economic uncertainty clouding 2022, consolidating your finances this month may seem even […]

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Leftover Christmas caramels and increased second load business

Daniel Yeo is Managing Director of the Specialist Finance Center You could almost hear any surviving Christmas spirit collectively seeping out from the people of the UK as the calendar clicked fourth and homeworkers everywhere struggled to tell what day it was, staring at rooms undecorated , inadvertently picking up pine needles on the way […]

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Arsenal transfer roundup: Gunners offer Vlahovic big money as Arthur ‘packs his bags’

Despite spending £150m over the summer on new signings, Arsenal are yet to spend a dime in Janaury’s transfer window but look set for a busy end to the window. Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8to cancel play now Pep Lijnders presents Arsenal test As the final stages of the January […]

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Cramer’s Mad Money 1/19 Recap: Bank of America, Morgan Stanley

There are many different ways to watch the market, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers on Wednesday. You can just look at the averages and assume it’s all bad, or you can do a little research and find that real companies with huge brand loyalty are triumphing. Instead of worrying about broken supply chains, […]

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Free mentoring service for young entrepreneurs

USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman launches free online mentoring platform for entrepreneurs. Group L to R: Mentor Peter D’Almeida, President Sasanka Sansada, Hasitha Wijesundera and Director of Entrepreneurship Youlead Harsha de Alwis – Photo by Shehan Gunasekara YouLead Entrepreneurship Service with Support from USAID Unveils Trilingual Portal www.yes.youlead.lk to Offer Business Leaders’ Valuable Advice to […]

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Amex Credit Card Daily Review (No Annual Fee)

In the interest of full disclosure, OMAAT earns a referral bonus for anyone approved through some of the links below. Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT. The information and associated card details on this page for the Amex EveryDay® Credit Card and the Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card have been independently collected by OMAAT […]

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Griffin Capital Funding offers low-interest loans for churches in the United States

Regardless of a church’s credit rating, Griffin Capital Funding has a church loan program for nearly every size church in the United States. US-accredited financial firm Griffin Capital Funding has demonstrated its commitment to providing low-interest church loans for twenty years. The company has funded more than 1,500 churches in the United States with loans […]

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Adjusting the load cap won’t solve the DC illiquid conundrum – Law & Regulation

Leveraging DC programs to invest in post-Covid recovery and the Build Back Better program has long been a government priority. Pensions Expert reported in November 2020 on calls by Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, for regulatory changes to broaden plans’ access to illiquids, although the industry has always been skeptical, citing a […]

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VIX soars as interest rates and oil prices rise

Getty Images Getty Images Key points to remember: Stocks fall on rising interest rates and oil prices plus a rare Goldman Sachs failure GS Monday merger drops to Tuesday after extended bank holiday weekend Investors are forced to reassess valuations when interest rates rise Rising interest rates and oil prices, with some failures from big […]

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Don’t Raise Interest Rates, Chinese Xi Tells West

But the most eye-catching part of Mr. Xi’s speech was his discussion of inflation risks. Even after acknowledging the supply chain crisis, high commodity prices and tight energy markets, he called on Western central banks to remain cautious. “If major economies slow down or reverse course in their monetary policies, there will be serious fallout […]

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Inflation and rising interest rates

Fed inaction raises likelihood of scary inflation headlines Getty The front of the inflationary storm is here, and yet the Fed is just hinting at starting to let interest rates rise in the future. The only “action” from the Fed so far has been multiple soft advances from the starting line. Revealed in the minutes […]

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Cheap ECB loans will return this year, says Crédit Agricole

The ECB made its last TLTRO offering in December Photo credit: Shutterstock The European Central Bank will reverse its plans to wean banks off cheap loans, according to Crédit Agricole SA. The ECB could announce targeted long-term refinancing operations, called TLTROs, as early as July, said Louis Harreau, rates strategist at the Paris-based lender. This […]

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A big realignment is underway and that’s a good thing

However, when interest rates fall, as they have over the past two decades, it is a worrying sign that there is a dearth of potential investors looking to borrow to invest. That is, savers are forced to accept a lower price for their money lending service. Our Reserve Bank governor, Philip Lowe, recently sketched this […]

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Gold struggles to attract investors as interest rates rise

Gold exchange-traded funds were hit by net outflows of $ 9 billion last year in a pullback that could herald a significant drop in investor appetite for the precious metal in 2022. Marking the biggest annual ETF pullback on gold since 2013, analysts are now warning the gold market is facing greater headwinds with interest […]

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Small FD Financing Banks Interest Rates Better Than Large Private Banks: Check Rates If You Are Considering 3-10 Year FDs

Private banks FD rate Axis Bank is one of the largest private banks operating in India which has lucrative interest rates on Fixed Deposits (FDs). For less than Rs. 2 crore investment the bank offers interest rates of 5.40% and 6.05% respectively for the public and seniors, for FDs from 3 years to less than […]

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Second homes will become more expensive despite low interest rates

It becomes a bit more expensive to take out a mortgage. This week, Freddie Mac said the average interest on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has climbed to 3.22%, which is still very low. But around the same time last year, that rate was at an all-time high of 2.65%. For those looking for a second […]

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Higher interest rates likely to be factored into fiscal policy making

ANALYSIS – Long-term interest rates on public debt have skyrocketed since the start of the new year, a phenomenon that typically occurs when investors expect robust economic growth, higher inflation, or both. And some market analysts say there is room for rates to rise – which is never a good sign for US debt forecasts […]

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ARKK at Risk as Fed Pivots to Higher Interest Rate Regime: Top Trade Q1 2022

The Federal Reserve made a very clear statement at the end of its December meeting: labor market. At that meeting, the FOMC doubled the pace of its reduction to $ 30 billion per month, a move that will see the asset purchase program wrap up in March, three months ahead of schedule. At the event, […]

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Togbe Afede XIV hits back at BoG over high interest rates

Togbe Afede XIV, Supreme Chief, Asogli Traditional Zone Togbe Afede lamented the government’s high monetary policy rate BOG disagrees with Togbe Afede XIV Togbe Afede believes that the BoG’s arguments are not justifiable Togbe Afede XIV said that the arguments made by the Bank of Ghana about its previous submission on the monetary policy rate […]

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What are small savings plans – types, yields and interest rates

Small savings plans are a set of savings instruments managed by the central government with the aim of encouraging citizens to save regularly regardless of their age. They are popular because they not only offer generally higher yields than bank term deposits, but also come with a sovereign guarantee and tax benefits. Since 2016, the […]

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Fed announces faster interest rate hike

After another month of record inflation, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) announced at its December 2021 meeting that its economic support would end sooner than expected. The Fed’s objectives are to maintain: To achieve these goals, the Fed uses a number of tools, including its benchmark Federal funds rate. In times of economic crisis, the […]

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This bank raises interest rates on term deposits up to 7.25%, read more

Term deposits (TD) remain one of the most popular financial instruments among age groups that offer guaranteed returns. Existing and potential clients can invest money in these programs for a specific period, ranging from seven days to 10 years. Smaller financing banks generally offer a better interest rate on these deposits than traditional banks, for […]

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Grow your savings with high FD interest rates from Bajaj Finance

(Source: Bajaj Finance) Growing your hard earned money is now easier than before. Thanks to digitization, investment opportunities are numerous and much easier to access than before. However, to truly benefit from these options, you need to diversify and have a healthy balance between instruments that are market linked and those that promise safe returns. […]

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Soaring inflation pushes US real interest rates into deeper negative territory

This year’s surge in inflation has had a sometimes overlooked side effect: it means that the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy is providing even more fuel to a booming economy. The Fed influences borrowing costs by controlling a short-term borrowing rate, called the fed funds rate. To stimulate the economy, it has kept the rate […]

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The interest rates on fixed deposits remain unchanged. Do it to get the most out of your investment

Fixed deposit interest rate: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to keep policy rates unchanged in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty over the Omicron variant. For many, that would be a relief as interest rates on loans would remain unchanged for now, especially as everyone tries […]

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Top 10 banks offering the highest interest rates on recurring deposits up to 8.00%

Investment oi-Vipul Das | Posted: Wednesday December 8th, 2021 04:18 PM [IST] For debt investors looking to build up significant capital in the short, medium or long term, recurring deposits are a safe investment to bet for 6 months to 10 years since depositors can make monthly deposits through a systematic deposit plan ( SDP), […]

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Mortgage debts rise and interest rates could rise, Singapore MAS warns

Singaporean households have racked up a bigger pile of debt than before the Covid-19 strike, thanks to a vibrant real estate market. Therefore, households should carefully assess their ability to meet their mortgage obligations and those who are heavily indebted should not take out more loans, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) advised in its […]

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A trillion dollar bet that interest rates won’t go up far

A build-up of bets on rising interest rates did nothing to derail a stock rally based on the belief that policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve and other central banks won’t go so far than previously. A new wave of COVID-related uncertainty has seen markets retreat slightly from sharp rate hikes predicted next year […]

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Interest rates could be kept, experts say

The next Reserve Bank of India monetary policy committee will meet from December 6-8, 2021 to decide on further action. The review of monetary policy along with the release of major macroeconomic data points will guide major stock indexes this week. RBI’s MPC is generally expected to maintain a status quo in policy rates, according […]

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Mortgage interest rates in effect on December 2, 2021: Rate bulletin

Martina Albertazzi / Getty A few major mortgage rates have gone down today. Both 15-year and 30-year fixed mortgage rates have fallen. The average rate for the most common type of variable rate mortgage, the 5/1 variable rate mortgage, also trended downward. While mortgage rates are constantly changing, they are pretty low right now. If […]

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Covid financial crisis hits easy lending

This has been, in part, fueled by the proliferation of many online lending platforms. Given the quick turnaround of these platforms, combined with the limited amount of documents required, they have become a favorite, especially among students and young professionals. All of that seems to be changing since the covid-19 pandemic hit, with most people […]