Tag: interest rates

RBI keeps interest rates low despite economic revival

In this context, normalization means moving from very low, ultra-supportive interest rates to a little higher but still low and supportive interest rates. The reason...

Shift to less risky mutual funds when markets become pricey

I’ve been investing through SIP in MFs since 2018 and my portfolio is generating an annualized return of 25%+. My current age is 30. The...

Availed concessional loan from employer amid covid? Know the tax implications

With the covid-19 pandemic causing severe financial stress, a lot of people have sought help from their employers to meet medical expenses. While some employers...

What is making floating rate funds  so popular?

Floating rate funds have seen huge inflows in recent months as investors expect interest rates to rise. This is because floating rate funds benefit from...

Best balance transfer credit cards of 2021

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Best credit cards of July 2021

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Will your PPF, NSC, SCSS see interest rate cut? Know what experts are saying

NEW DELHI: Interest rates on small saving schemes (SSS) such as Public Provident Funds (PPF), Senior Citizens Saving Schemes (SCSS), National Saving Certificate (NSC), Kisan...

Markets are sending ‘peculiar’ signals as Fed changes tune — here’s what they mean

Financial markets went a little wild in the past week, after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered an unexpected message. Policy makers penciled in two...

Why inflation could create a ‘giant wealth transfer’ from lenders to borrowers

Higher prices for rental cars, airplane tickets and uncooked beef roasts have economists and consumers wondering whether we’re living through the start of an inflationary...

Opinion: Saddle up for a summer rally in the stock market

Brace for a summer rally. COVID shutdowns caused the most dramatic economic contraction since the Great Depression but in 2020, the Federal Reserve printed $3.1 trillion to...

Decoding high inflation: Use supply side measures, not interest rates, to cool consumer prices

First, a little bit of background. Inflation measures the rate of increase in the level of absolute prices. So, high prices don’t necessarily mean inflation,...

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Scared Of Inflation

This is why the market should be ready for aggressive FOMC policy changes this year. Free Book Preview Money-Smart Solopreneur This book gives you the...

How to lower your mortgage payment

CNN —   Having a smaller monthly mortgage payment is helpful in all sorts of ways. Not only does a smaller payment mean having to...

Mortgage rates fell over the past week, despite inflation hitting a 13-year high. What’s going on?

Benchmark mortgage rates slid over the past week, without any clear reason for a decline, continuing the reprieve for price-sensitive home buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate...

Mortgage rates drop back below 3% — here’s how much Americans could save by refinancing

Benchmark mortgage rates again dropped below 3%, giving Americans yet another opportunity to refinance, and lock in historically low financing. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged...

Best no annual fee credit cards of 2021

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After switching jobs due to covid blues, a CA rethinks money rules

As the second covid wave makes its way through India, Mint speaks to people across the country on how they are saving, spending and coping...

IDFC First Bank cuts rate on savings account: Options for retail depositors

IDFC First Bank was the only bank that used to offer 6% interest rates to small depositors -– those maintaining a balance of below ₹1...

Powell says ‘it will be a while’ before Fed taps the brakes on economy

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell returned to “60 Minutes” on Sunday to tell Americans that the economy is going to start growing strongly, but they shouldn’t...

Is now a good time to purchase a house?

Many factors are at play in the housing market. Interest rates appear to have reached a turning point with State Bank of India raising its...

View: The Central government may not be able to bite the small saving interest bullet for long

On the evening of Wednesday, March 31, as the financial year was drawing to an end, the finance ministry issued an order to steeply cut...

Eurozone banks are showing life after 15 rough years. Will the ECB snuff out the rally?

It has been a pretty rough 15 years for the eurozone’s leading banks. The bad times have been ghastly — the 2008 financial crisis, the...

Line of credit and how it works?

A line of credit (LOC) is a pool of money that you can borrow from a lender as and when you need. A credit line...

Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?

Interest rates are rising quickly, and that has some worried about the effect that movement will have on the U.S. real-estate market. But one analyst...

Fed’s Daly says asset prices are elevated, but that should not drive interest-rate decisions

Asset prices are elevated more than they have been historically, but that is not something that should drive the Federal Reserve policy decisions, a top...