What Drives Interest Rates?

Have you been watching interest rates going up and down, and wondered why?  What drives interest rates?  Are they totally unpredictable, or can we get a sense for what direction interest rates are headed? As it turns out, they are not totally random.  You just have to think like an investor rather than a borrower. ...

Long Term Interest Rate Outlook – Opposing Views

Casey Fleming / October 5, 2016 I write about interest rates a lot, because folks seem to want to know. In my experience, it’s not hard to be right most of the time when projecting out, say, 24 hours or so. Beyond that things get quite murky. We still try, but really who knows? So...

Long Term Interest Rate View – Opposing Views

Where will interest rates be in 2017? (This graphic does not appear to correlate closely with the actual projections.) I write about interest rates a lot, because folks seem to want to know. In my experience, it’s not hard to be right most of the time when projecting out, say, 24 hours or so. Beyond...