• Mortgage rates hit new 2022 high in bond market selloff

    4 days ago - By Inman

    Investors fear ongoing moves by the Fed and other central banks to raise short-term interest rates to fight inflation could lead to a recession.
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  • Dow hits 2022 low as markets sell off on recession fears

    Dow hits 2022 low as markets sell off on recession fears

    4 days ago - By Stl Today

    Markets sold off around the world on mounting signs the global economy is weakening just as central banks raise the pressure even more with additional hikes to interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its lowest point of...
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  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday 9/23/2022

    4 days ago - By Chron

    Markets sold off around the world on mounting signs the global economy is weakening just as central banks raise the pressure even more with additional hikes to interest rates.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its lowest point of the year Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.7%, close to its 2022 low. Energy prices also closed sharply lower as traders worried about a possible recession. Treasury yields, which affect rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans, held at multiyear highs. U.K. government bond yields snapped higher after that country's new government announced a sweeping plan of...
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  • Stock Markets Tumble as Recession Fears Return

    4 days ago - By NY Times

    Central banks around the world raised interest rates this week to combat inflation. That's raising concerns among investors about an economic slump.
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  • For Fed, the ‘Neutral Rate' Is Crucial, and Unknown

    4 days ago - By Washington Post

    Central banks seek to manage economies by setting interest rates at levels that speed up or slow down things like car purchases and construction projects. But the enterprise revolves around a number that's far more ephemeral - the rate that does nothing at all, also known as the neutral interest rate. Right now, it's an important guidepost because most monetary policy makers are trying to set rates high enough to bring down inflation - but not so high as to guarantee a recession. Another number
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  • Central banks risk overdoing it with rate hikes 

    4 days ago - By Finance Commerce

    Central banks in all parts of the world are raising interest rates to tame inflation, ultimately making everything from homes to groceries more expensive.
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