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Why do interest rates increase or decrease?

Do interest rates increase based on what the market is doing, or do they solely increase based on what the Federal Reserve sets them at? Why is it assumed that interest rates are going to increase ...
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Forex, trading “currencies” or trading “relations”?

I'm newbie in Forex and have a simple question, I guess. Disregarding leverage and things alike, I would like to know what's the difference between opening a position in Forex on a pair through a ...
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Is there a generally accepted term for fractions of Currency Units?

If you imagine in the stock market prices are often quoted to many decimal places. For example: USD 27.4955 This smells like a monetary value e.g. it has a currency code and a value however it ...
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Calculating Future and Present value into mortgage comparisons

I'm looking to buy a home in the next 3 or 4 months. The bank I'm working with has 10 different mortgage rates, currently ranging from 3.5% to 4.625%, with points respectively ranging from 2.875 to ...
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How do I convert an annual inflation rate into a monthly rate?

For the sake of argument, let's say that the annual rate is 12%. What is the corresponding monthly rate and how do I compute that? I'm assuming it's not as simple as 1%, and there is some compound ...
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Where can I find the latest and best US CD rates online?

Where can I find the latest and best US CD rates online? I'm looking for a clean site that provides updated rates, and can also notify me when CD rates change.