Fed: Interest Rates to Remain Low — New York Real Estate

Fed: Interest Rates to Remain Low

by Raja Tayeb on February 25, 2010

low interest rate

Investors breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday when Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress that interest rates are likely to remain low for an extended period. The economy, he said, “still requires support for recovery.”

Investors see these low rates as a boon to a recovery of employment and business.

Bernanke’s announcement also took the edge off the news Wednesday that housing sales hit a new low in January.

“Even though nothing he said was particularly new, it was just enough to calm the ruffled feathers that were out there,” said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Northern Trust in Chicago.


Source: The Associated Press, Tim Paradis (02/24/2010)

Posted via web from New York Real Estate Access | Real Estate Blog

Advertisements
This entry was posted in New York Real Estate. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s