Tag Archives: interest rates

Federal Reserve tests negative interest rates as Japan goes to -0.1%

Bank Of Japan BOJ negative interest rates

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group In a shocking move last Friday, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) slashed its interest rate to -0.1%. However, the surprise doesn’t end there. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there will be “no limit” to the monetary easing, and that rates would be cut even …

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Fed raises interest rates…now what?

Federal Reserve interest rate rise

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group This week, the Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates a quarter of a percent to 0.5%, the first rate rise since 2006. But this wasn’t the only bold announcement the Fed made. In a report released the same day, titled “Economic Projections“, they predicted that by 2018 they …

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Fed rate hike is the beginning of the end

Janet Yellen Interest Rates Federal Reserve

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group With the Federal Reserve set to meet next week to vote on what to do with interest rates, many are speculating that we may see a rate hike. This is something Janet Yellen has hinted at over the past few months but has kept delaying. Should …

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India cuts interest rates more than expected

India central bank Raghuram Rajan interest rates

India’s central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate more than markets expected amid optimism that inflation will remain low and fears that Asia’s third-largest economy is slowing. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan cut the repurchase-agreement rate by 0.5 percentage point to 6.75%. That brings the total easing by …

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Negative interest rates and QE4 is coming

Janet Yellen Federal Reserve

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Despite the Federal Reserve running a zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) for 80 months straight and Quantitative Easing programs that have ballooned its balance sheet over $3.5 trillion, US GDP has struggled to reach 2%. It’s plain for all to see: They are running out of options to …

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Federal Reserve can’t raise interest rates

Janet Yellen Federal Reserve QE4

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group On Thursday, the Federal Reserve announced that it will leave interest rates as is, right near zero percent. Fed Chair Janet Yellen cited recent volatility in markets and uncertainty overseas as reasons to hold off from a rate hike. Since December 2008, the Federal Reserve has lowered the interest …

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China’s central bank cuts interest rates

China flag central bank PBOC

China took fresh moves to free up money for its slowing economy, after global investors expressed concerns over Beijing’s management of the world’s No. 2 economy. The country’s central bank said in a statement on Tuesday that it cut interest rates by one-quarter of a percentage point and reduced bank-reserve requirements …

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Negative interest rates are coming to America

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American savers have had it hard enough, earning next to nothing on bank deposits and money market funds. But could it get worse, with banks here charging depositors interest to hold their money and high-quality bonds yielding nothing at all? It might seem a curious question, given broad expectations for …

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Sweden cuts rates below zero, launches QE

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Sweden has cut interest rates below zero and launched quantitative easing to fight deflation, becoming the latest Scandinavian state to join Europe’s escalating currency wars. The Riksbank caught markets by surprise, reducing the benchmark lending rate to minus 0.10pc and unveiled its first asset purchases, vowing to take further action …

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