Higher Rates Slow New Housing Sales
- What the Fed's Worried About. Bernasek, Anna // Fortune;10/11/1999, Vol. 140 Issue 7, p56
Discusses mortgage rates in the United States, as of October 1999. Statistics on mortgage rates; How they have risen since the beginning of 1999; How high rates have not effected the number of people buying homes; Trend labelled as disturbing to the United States Federal Reserve System; How the...
- Finance: Lower interest rates and dollar values will revive real economic growth soon. Kidd, Phillip E. // Architectural Record;Sep1985, Vol. 173 Issue 10, p41
Assesses the condition of the economy of the U.S. as of September 1985. Action taken by the Federal Reserve Board to reduce interest rates; Market performance of the automobile and housing industries; Depreciation of the value of the dollar.
- Fed must move decisively to calm skittish markets. // Crain's Chicago Business;03/26/2001, Vol. 24 Issue 13, p10
Argues that the United States Federal Reserve Board should act decisively to speed up an economic recovery. Impact of an interest rate reduction; Reduction of short-term interest rates by a half-point; Overall effect of rate reductions on the economy.
- Consumer Confidence at 2d-Highest. Del Giudice, Vincent // American Banker;05/31/2000, Vol. 165 Issue 104, p24
Reports on the confidence in the United States economy, due to its second-highest levels ever, in May 2000. Suggestion that interest rates will not curtail consumer spending soon after this record; Limited effect of a stock market decline and the Federal Reserve Board's increase of the...
- Keeping track: rate cuts. staff // Christian Science Monitor;4/23/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 103, p12
Discusses the effect of the decision of the United States Federal Reserve Board to cut interest rates on the economic conditions in the U.S.
- How many rate hikes does economy need? Scherer, Ron // Christian Science Monitor;8/23/99, Vol. 91 Issue 187, p2
Focuses on how many analysts say that the Federal Reserve Board may lift interest rates before the end of 1999. Expectation that the raised rate would have a psychological impact on the economy; How mortgage rates already reflect the expectation of the higher rates; Mixed economic signs;...
- Home-Sales Dip May Reflect Fed Hikes. // American Banker;6/1/2000, Vol. 165 Issue 105, p24
Reports that United States new-home sales fell in April, 2000 to their lowest level in five months. Argument that this is a sign that the Federal Reserve interest rate increases may be slowing the economy; Regional home sales statistics; Change in the median price of a new home.
- FED CUTS AGAIN. // Business Mexico;Jun2001, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p14
Reports that mounting fears that the slumping economy could become a full-blown recession prompted the United States Federal Reserve Board to cut interest rates on May 15, 2001.
- Seeing no relief, Fed offers some. Francis, David R.; Scherer, Ron; Marks, Alexandra // Christian Science Monitor;4/19/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 101, p1
Reports on the decision of the United States Federal Reserve Board to lower interest rates, in light of the economic downturn in the U.S. Outlook for the U.S. economy; Outlook for consumer spending in the U.S.