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According to economists, a growing number of indebted "zombie consumers" have been fueled by low interest rates

Dan Kitwood / Getty Images Wall Street and the White House have welcomed rate cuts in the US in recent months. However, given the record debt levels of consumers, economists believe that lower cost of borrowing poses significant risks to Morgan Stanley Asia, former chairman. Visit Markets Insider to learn more. Wall Street and the White House have welcomed interest …

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The Danish Bank offers mortgages at negative interest rates

A bank in Denmark offers mortgage lenders a negative interest rate and effectively pays their customers to borrow money to buy a home. Jyske Bank, Denmark's third-largest bank, announced this week that customers can now take out a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage with a -0.5% interest rate, meaning that customers repay less than their borrowed amount. Put simply, if you had …

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Mortgage rates are falling sharply as trade concerns increase – but many potential borrowers are likely to miss this

Mortgage rates have dropped significantly over the past week as concerns over the ongoing trade dispute with China and the general economic climate dominated the headlines. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.6% at the end of August Freddie Mac reported a 15 basis point decline on Thursday compared to the previous week. This is the lowest mortgage rate since the …

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Long-term mortgage rates fall sharply

WASHINGTON >> Long-term US mortgage rates fell sharply this week, the lowest since November 2016 for the 30-year benchmark loan. Financial markets around the globe were hit hard by concerns over the US and China, which led investors to flee from stocks to bond security, pushing bond yields to record lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said today that the average …

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Mortgage rates drop to 3-year lows

Faced with escalating tensions during a trade war with China, investors rushed toward the relative safety of the bond market late last week. This pushed down the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which is easily followed by mortgage rates. The average interest rate for the popular 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.70% on Friday, the lowest since November 2016, according to …

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Why the Federal Reserve is ready for its first cut in interest rates since the crisis

It is widely expected that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates on Wednesday for the first time in more than a decade, even though economic expansion in the United States is record-breaking, unemployment is at historically low levels and consumers continue to spend. Uncertainty about global growth and persistently low inflation is behind the expected trend, as both jeopardize …

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FireEye revenues impacted by cloud upgrades and renewal rates are falling

FireEye Inc. announced on Tuesday afternoon that the unexpectedly high cost of migrating data to the cloud and the headwinds of smaller customers for migrating to updated services weighed on the result, forcing the cybersecurity firm to increase its earnings forecast for the year reduce. FireEye FEYE, -0.49% Equities fell 13% on the release of direct trade out-of-hours results after …

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Pending house sales exceeded expectations thanks to lower mortgage rates

A real estate agent, right, walks with potential homebuyers as they visit the property of a home for sale in Sparland, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images The recent weakness in the real estate market could reverse thanks to sharply lower mortgage rates. Consumers signed more contracts to buy inventory in June than expected. According to the National …

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