Credit card interest rates creeping higher

Posted March 22, 2017

He said on Monday that the Fed was in no rush to raise interest rates again, and may wait until at least June before deciding on another hike.

Gold prices edged up on Monday as the dollar stayed on the defensive, finding support from the U.S. Federal Reserve´s conservative guidance on the path of rate hikes this year.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent in its eighth consecutive day of gains with tech-heavy Seoul and Taipei shares hitting two-year highs while Hong Kong's Hang Seng scaled 1-1/2-year highs.

Gold dipped on Tuesday as a weaker dollar only partially offset a price retreat seen in Asian trading hours, after a failure to overcome chart resistance prompted speculative selling after a four-day rally.

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Chicago Federal Reserve President, Charles Evans, reinforced the perception and said that the U.S. central bank won't accelerate the pace of its interest rate, which has dampened the dollar and resulted in investors shifting to other emerging currencies, including the ringgit. Meanwhile, Trump has yet to release details about his plans for the fiscal overhaul, saying that his administration must first tackle health-care reform. The Fed might be less hawkish than what was previously thought, but let's not forget that it's the only central bank raising rates when all other major central banks stand pat.

Last week, the Fed left its projections for the pace of interest-rate hikes over the coming year essentially unchanged.

Interest rates have been at historic lows for the past 10 years so a quarter percent increase isn't too much to worry about.

They continued lower over the past two days as congressional Republicans have struggled to secure the support necessary for President Donald Trump's proposed health-care overhaul bill to make it out of the House of Representatives. This comment did little to effect the euro and the French election is still on the investors' radar.

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Stock markets across the Atlantic were also strong, with the French CAC 40 up 0.6 percent and Germany's DAX also up 0.6 percent. CURRENCIES: The euro from dipped to $1.0746 from $1.0749 late Thursday, and the British pound fell to $1.2367 from $1.2358.

We've been discussing the prospect of higher rates of inflation in the United Kingdom for some time now; and slowly but surely that inflation reading has continued to increase. "But the currency has strengthened since the Fed tightened policy and is edging further away from where we think the RBA views the sweet spot" in the low 70s.

The Australian dollar is well supported today with the Aussie trading to the highest level against the USA dollar since early November.

The South African rand has gained 4.0 percent since then to a near 1-1/2-year high while the Brazilian real rose 3.2 percent.

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