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    watch nowVIDEO1:0401:04Here's how to get ahead of a rise in interest ratesConsumer & Retail Digital Original Video The Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate by 0.75 percentage points for the third time in a row, in an effort to cool down unrelenting inflation. Fed officials have raised the benchmark short-term borrowing rate a total of five times this year, including 75-basis point increases in June and July, marking an unprecedented pace.related investing newsThese simple and low-risk assets will give you attractive returns as the Fed raises ratesCarmen Reinickea day ago"The Fed has been delivering a 'tough love' message that interest rates will be higher, and for longer, than expected," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. More from Personal Finance:5 ways the Fed's interest rate hike may affect youHow persistent high inflation may affect your tax bracketThese steps can help you tackle stressful credit card debtWhat the federal funds rate means to youThe federal funds rate, which is set by the U.S. central bank, is the interest rate at which banks borrow and lend to one another overnight. Although...
    watch nowVIDEO1:0401:04Here's how to get ahead of a rise in interest ratesConsumer & Retail Digital Original Video This week, the Federal Reserve will likely raise rates by another three-quarters of a percentage point for the third consecutive time in an effort to cool down the high cost of living.  The U.S. central bank has already raised interest rates four times this year, for a total of 2.25 percentage points.  Fed officials have "declared inflation as 'public enemy No. 1,'" said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate.com. "They want to take their benchmark rate into restrictive territory and hold it there for longer awaiting what Chairman Jerome Powell has said must be 'compelling evidence that inflation is moving down,'" he said. "We remain far from that destination." More from Personal Finance:5 ways to save amid record food price inflationMore Americans are tapping buy now, pay later servicesThese steps can help you tackle stressful credit card debt The federal funds rate, which is set by the central bank, is the interest rate at which banks borrow and lend to one another...
    Getty Images Finding extra cash to set aside can be tough amid the record high prices prompted by historically high inflation. But the Federal Reserve's announcement on Wednesday that it will again hike interest rates by 0.75 percentage points will mean savers can get better a better return on the money they sock away. The U.S. central bank's latest move is its latest effort toward its goal of bringing inflation down to its 2% target rate. The Consumer Price Index, which measures the average change in prices for consumer goods and services, jumped 9.1% in June from a year ago, a higher read than expected with the fastest pace dating back to 1981. More from Personal Finance:What the Federal Reserve's 75-basis point rate hike means for you 3 tricky Series I bonds questions, answered How advisors are shifting client portfolios as the Fed hikes rates The Fed's preferred inflation measure — core personal consumption expenditures prices — rose 4.7% in May from a year ago, also setting multi-decade records. "The interest rates can either be an accelerator or a break...
    VIDEO1:2001:20Here's what the Fed's interest rate hike means for youConsumer & Retail Digital Original Video To keep up with the surging cost of living, consumers are spending more and saving less — and rising interest rates aren't helping their financial picture much. Next week, the Federal Reserve likely will raise rates by another three-quarters of a percentage point (although some on Wall Street still think the Fed could opt for a full percentage point increase).  Fed officials have already raised benchmark short-term borrowing rates 1.5 percentage points this year, including June's 75 basis point increase, which was the largest increase in nearly three decades. More from Personal Finance:Airlines are struggling with lost and delayed bagsThis withdrawal strategy can help retirees stretch savingsBefore you 'chase dividends,' here's what to know The U.S. central bank has indicated even more increases are coming until runaway inflation shows clear signs of a pullback.   "With the hot month-over-month and year-over-year numbers coming in as they have, this tells the Federal Reserve it has more work to do with higher interest rates to eventually achieve its mandate of stable...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In a race to slow the economy and combat inflation, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates to their highest amount in nearly 30 years. The feds approved a rate hike of three-quarters of a point, but what does that mean for your pocketbook? READ MORE: Sacramento Police Chief Unveils Plan To Combat Rise In Violent CrimeThe short answer: you’re going to pay more if you need to borrow money whether that’s for a home, a car or your credit cards. And with so many families already feeling the squeeze, this hike is just another punch in the gut. Shoppers already have a penny-pinching mindset every time they head to the store. “Honestly, I have been looking at TikToks on how to grow your own produce because it is getting so expensive to buy it at the store,” said Julia Olson, a bargain shopper. With inflation at an eye-popping 8.6%, prices are just too painful for many. “I buy a lot of frozen vegetables,” Rena Lewis said. “I’m not buying them [fresh] because they’re just too expensive. I’m...
    American's are going to see a significant blow to their wallets after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.75 percentage points on Wednesday, the biggest rate hike in 28 years.  Although the Fed tends to raise the rate, which currently sits at .77 percent, by 0.5 percentage points, the central bank is acting more aggressive to curb record high inflation, which hit 8.6 percent in May, the highest it's been in 41 years.  The Fed's main tool to fight inflation is by setting the short-term borrowing rate for commercial banks, which then pass that rate on to consumers and businesses. Record-low mortgage rates below 3 percent, reached last year, are already gone, credit card interest rates and the costs of an auto loan will also likely move up, and savers may receive somewhat better returns, depending on their bank, while returns on long-term bond funds will likely suffer.  Feral interest rates were raised by 0.75 percent on Wednesday, the highest increase since 1994 Federal interest rates were cut to near zero to aid the country through the coronavirus pandemic...
    VIDEO4:4204:42Fed has to take us into recession to get inflation under control, says G Squared's Victoria GreeneClosing Bell: Overtime The Federal Reserve raised its target federal funds rate by three-quarters of a point, the largest increase in nearly three decades, at the end of its two-day meeting Wednesday in an effort to quell runaway inflation. "The motivation for all of this is that prices are going up," said Chester Spatt, a professor of finance at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. "The Fed is trying to fight that with higher interest rates to reduce demand." The latest move is only one part of a rate-hiking cycle, which aims to crush inflation without tipping the economy into a recession, as some fear could happen. The Fed last raised rates by 75 basis points in November 1994. More from Invest in You:What new graduates need to know about money and jobsWhat Gen Z and millennials want from their employersEmployers boost mental wellness perks amid Great Resignation "It had been 22 years since they raised rates by more than a quarter of a percentage...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve Wednesday. It could take more action against soaring inflation with its biggest interest rate hike in more than two decades. It’s a delicate balancing act for the Federal Reserve. By raising interest rates to control inflation, they could actually tip the country into a recession. READ MORE: 'Perfect Combination Of Terrible': Greg's Kitchen In Manayunk Reopening Soon Nearly Year After Hurricane IdaWith the national average for a gallon of gas now topping $5, many families are taking a hard look at their budgets. An interest rate hike means borrowing money will become more expensive. Stock prices have been in freefall as investors and businesses prepare for Wednesday’s fed decision, and 401k and other retirement accounts are taking a hit. The S&P 500 is down more than 20% this year. That’s called a bear market. READ MORE: 4 California Men Arrested In Bucks County In $1 Million Drug BustFinancial expert Suze Orman says it’s unclear how long it will last. She has this advice. “Don’t panic, and the reason I...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After months of speculation, the Federal Reserve finally announced an interest rate hike in an effort to slow down the worst inflation in over 40 years.On Wednesday, the Fed said it's raising its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter of a percent. It also signaled there could be up to seven additional rate hikes this year.The Fed's key rate has been near zero since the pandemic recession struck two years ago.The rate hikes will eventually mean higher loan rates for many consumers and businesses.VIDEO: Meat prices are still rising but you could be paying less for that steak soonEMBED More News Videos Why are meat prices so high? Buying steak, chicken and pork has gotten increasingly expensive over the past year but things might start getting cheaper real soon. But for the average Bay Area resident, what does this mean for you? Here are a few ways this could impact your life:Buying a house is going to get more expensiveThe interest rate hike means that home loan rates will go up. That in turns means that...
    Tommaso79 | Istock | Getty Images The Federal Reserve's interest rate hike on Wednesday – and its plan to lift the rate several more times in 2022 – will make borrowing more expensive for certain consumers. Some people who currently hold student loans and others planning to soon borrow for their education will be among those impacted. Here's what you need to know.What does this mean for my federal student loans?To begin, since the interest rate on federal student loans is fixed, current borrowers won't be impacted by higher rates. The interest rate on federal student loans taken out after July 1 will be based on the last 10-year Treasury note auction in May, which is also the benchmark for mortgages and influenced by the Fed's actions. Higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz expects the new rate on undergraduate loans to be between 4% and 4.5%, up from 3.7% now. Around 5 million people take on student loans each year and could see that spike, he said. But this knowledge doesn't do you much good: You can't try to evade the...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it would raise the interest rate it imposes on banks – which was at virtually 0 throughout the pandemic – up to about 0.25 percent. The goal is to curb spending and start to slow the economy, which has seen the highest inflation in 40 years as demand maintains while supply chains struggle to keep up. It seems as though everything – from gas to groceries – is more expensive. READ MORE: Boston Plans To Replace Historic Gas Lamps With Energy-Saving LED LightsAdd in the uncertainty surrounding the war in Ukraine, and the economy is facing an unclear future. “It’s also dangerous because nobody knows what’s going to happen,” explained UMass Boston Professor emeritus Arthur MacEwan. “And the worst thing for economic progress is when nobody knows what’s going to happen.” Since inflation continues to rise, the Federal Reserve is taking one small step to slow the economy with this interest rate hike. Fed experts signaled that several more interest rate hikes could come throughout the year, raising the interest rate...
    WASHTINGTON, D.C. (CBS News) — The Federal Reserve announced it is raising interest rates on Wednesday — a move to combat soaring inflation as the U.S. comes out of the pandemic and economic uncertainty in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The quarter-point hike comes as prices have risen at their fastest pace in 40 years. In a statement following the Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day meeting, officials said the as committee “decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1/4 to 1/2 percent and anticipates that ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate.” The move does not come as a surprise. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said at a congressional hearing earlier this month that he supports raising the federal funds rate by 0.25%. Read more at CBSNews.com>>
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved its first interest rate increase in more than three years, an incremental salvo to address spiraling inflation without torpedoing economic growth. After keeping its benchmark interest rate anchored near zero since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee said it will raise rates by a quarter percentage point, or 25 basis points. That will bring the rate now into a range of 0.25%-0.5%. The move will correspond with a hike in the prime rate and immediately send financing costs higher for many forms of consumer borrowing and credit. Along with the rate hikes, the committee also penciled in rate hikes at each of the six remaining meetings this year, pointing to a consensus funds rate of 1.9% by year's end. The committee sees three more hikes in 2023 then none of the following year. The rate hike was approved with only one dissent. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard wanted a 50-basis-point increase. The committee last raised rates in December 2018, then had to backtrack the following July and...
                
    Facing both turbulent financial markets and raging inflation, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday indicated it could soon raise interest rates for the first time in more than three years. In a move that came as little surprise, the Fed's policymaking group said a quarter-percentage point increase to its benchmark short-term borrowing rate is likely coming soon. It would be the first increase since December 2018. The statement comes in response to inflation running at its hottest level in nearly 40 years. Though the move toward less accommodative policy has been well-telegraphed over the past several weeks, markets in recent days have been remarkably choppy as investors worried that the Fed might tighten policy even more than expected. The post-meeting statement from the Federal Open Market Committee did not provide a specific time for when the increase will come, though indications are that it could happen as soon as the March meeting. "With inflation well above 2 percent and a strong labor market, the Committee expects it will soon beappropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate,"...
    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 30, 2021.Al Drago | Reuters The Federal Reserve is expected to announce a dramatic policy shift Wednesday that will clear the way for a first interest rate hike next year. Markets are anticipating the Fed will speed up the wind-down of its bond buying program, changing the end date to March from June. That would free the central bank to start raising interest rates from zero, and Fed officials are expected to release a new forecast showing two to three interest rate hikes in 2022 and another three to four in 2023. Previously, there had been no consensus for a rate hike in 2022, though half of the Fed officials expected at least one. At the end of its two-day meeting Wednesday afternoon, the central bank should also acknowledge that inflation is no longer the "transitory" or temporary problem officials had thought it was, and that rising prices could be a bigger threat to the economy. The consumer price index rose...
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