December 2009

ShareTweet Thanks to a ballooning Federal fiscal deficit, Oliver Biggadike and Daniel Kruger of Bloomberg.com report that the chief fixed-income economist at Morgan Stanley believes the yield of 10 year U.S. Treasury will climb to 5.5% in 2010, which is about 40% higher than the current yield.  (Click here to read their article in full). […]

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Personal Spending, Income and Savings Up in November

by Justin Weinger on December 23, 2009

ShareTweet According to the Commerce Department, personal income climbed 0.4% during November, which is the largest increase in the past six months. Additionally, personal spending increased by a modest 0.5% in November as well. While it’s good to see these numbers increasing, it should be noted that the gains in both personal income and personal […]

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Bond Yields Rise, Indicating Belief in Economic Recovery

by Justin Weinger on December 22, 2009

ShareTweet Don’t look now, but it appears that investors are betting on an economic recovery in 2010 that will be stronger than most economists are currently predicting. Since the beginning of the week, the yield on the 10 year Treasury bond – which is pretty much the benchmark in terms of outward looking economic indicators […]

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When Should The Fed Start to Raise Rates?

by Justin Weinger on December 15, 2009

ShareTweet According to an article by Chris Isidore of CNNMoney.com, a vast majority of economists expect that the United States Federal Reserve will keep its overnight lending rate – to which many home equity and credit cards interest rates are tied – near 0% through 2010 and into 2011. Obviously, this is great news for […]

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