That's because long term rates
tend to reflect a longer term view of the overall economy in terms of growth and inflation.
With economists projecting several interest rate
hikes through 2006, financial advisers say now is the time for borrowers to take a second look at the loan terms of adjustable-rate
The great disparity between short and long term rates
bas created one of the steepest yield curves in history.
That uncertainty made it difficult to marshal support for a preemptive attack on inflation--that is, for raising interest rates
in anticipation of a rise in inflation.
They should move dividend-paying stocks to taxable accounts, because of the significantly lower dividend tax rates
As an additional matter, Premier McGuinty's letter of September 16, 2003, to the Chief Election Officer said that the new government would "maintain all existing other corporate taxes at today's rates
Therefore, it makes sense--and saves time and money as well--to base company-specific rates
on a standard template and deal with the 20% of exceptions only where necessary, rather than starting from ground zero each time.
were measured on one type of fuel.
Expectations of monetary tightening were reflected in forward rates
, with three-month rates
on December Eurodollar futures rising nearly 60 basis points from April 1 to mid-June.
With the market approach, you let forward exchange rates
and your observations on currency volatility guide your choices.
The sharp increase in interest rates
that peaked in 1980 changed the situation.
With more people uninsured, providers and hospitals would experience increased bad debt, which would then be passed on to the community through higher rates