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  • Finra recommends, for instance, that brokers talk about bond pricing with customers, explain why a security is priced above or below its par value, and discuss the inverse relationship between price and yield as well as long-term interest-rate risk.

    Finra: Show Them the Muni

  • The surprise remarks jolted short-term interest-rate futures, showing traders betting on a nearly even chance of a rate increase by December and enabling the dollar to pare much of its losses against the euro, though it was still trading lower on the global session.

    Dollar Trims Losses Against Euro

  • Reuters U.S. House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Representative Barney Frank Mr. Frank is nothing if not candid about his own political agenda, specifically citing the August Open Market Committee announcement that it would keep the short-term interest-rate target near zero through 2013.

    Barney Frank's Fed Packing Plan

  • Ivan Colhoun , head of Australian economics at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., said the possibility of a near-term interest-rate cut "cannot be discounted, given the global environment."

    Dollar Falls in Early Monday Trading

  • The Federal Reserve has kept its short-term interest-rate target at near-zero for 32 months, and yesterday its Open Market Committee announced that it'll keep the rate there for at least another 24 months.

    Doubling Down on Zero

  • Citing "downside risks" to a much-reduced economic outlook, the Fed said its short-term interest-rate target, near zero since the end of 2008, will probably stay there until at least mid-2013.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • This month it will start publishing short-term interest-rate forecasts, a move that is likely to push expectations for a rate hike even further into the future.

  • The county is grappling with $3.2 billion in sewer debt, the product of soured derivatives products called interest-rate swaps.

    Debt-Laden Alabama County Moves to Hire FTI Consulting

  • Compounding problems was Jefferson County's use of derivatives called interest-rate swaps, with which it bet the wrong way on the direction of interest rates.

    Bankruptcy Threatens County

  • By clearly stating its intentions to keep the federal funds rate near zero, U.S. monetary authorities have reduced so-called interest-rate risk for bondholders for a longer period of time.

    Treasurys Notch Fifth Consecutive Gain


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