Interest Rates

Steve Liesman takes a look at why the Federal Reserve may not be ready to move on interest rates.

The volatility in the stock market is partly because of the bond market, which saw the yield on the 10-year hit a six-month high.

Bond yields have been ticking higher recently, and the real move in rates could just be getting started. If so, the biggest buyer of stocks may have to take a step back. Apple raised $8 billion from the bond market Wednesday, in order to finance its massive dividend and buyback program. This even though the …

The past half-decade has been a gold rush for new online lenders. With banks drowning in regulation and the explosion of big data opening the space to more upstarts, a wave of Web-based lending companies have emerged with the goal of luring more consumers. The Federal Reserve’s zero interest rate policy has also certainly helped. …

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, a centrist, said Thursday he would increase interest rates midyear or even later—as the economy throws off “mixed signals” at the moment. Economic growth in the first quarter looks “very soft,” he told CNBC—held back by the harsh winter weather in February and the fluctuations in oil prices. He did, …

A market that just a week ago worried that the Federal Reserve would begin raising rates too soon is now entertaining a very different set of possibilities. The most extreme among them: Speculation over a chance, however remote, that the Fed may not only tighten later and slower than expected, but may choose to employ …

Stocks set a record as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the central bank will remain patient when deciding when to raise rates.

Plunging interest rates fueled a municipal bond bonanza in January for communities looking to cut their financing costs. Muni bond issuance soared past $27 billion for the month, the biggest January in five years and a potential harbinger that the market could be in for a huge year, according to an analysis from Chris Mauro, …