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If you’ve ever considered refinancing your student loan, now is probably the right time to do it

According to loan-comparison site Credible, interest rates for student loan refinancing have hit a 12-month low, making now a good time to refinance.

Global central banks are in a rate-cutting frenzy. Here are the 7 other meetings coming up this month, and what’s expected at each.

The recent cut by the European Central Bank could be just the beginning of easing in September. The Fed is the next major bank to meet this month.
President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

Trump escalates pressure on the Fed to cut rates after the ECB announces new stimulus

The central bank has increasingly been a target of verbal assaults out of the White House ahead of the 2020 elections.
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Global stocks are surging after Trump delays China tariffs

European and Asian equities and US futures rose after the president made the "gesture of goodwill."

President Trump has ramped up calls for negative interest rates. Here’s what they are, and why they matter.

The European Central Bank cut interest rates below zero for the first time in 2014 following the region's debt crisis.

Trump calls Fed officials ‘Boneheads’ as he demands zero or negative interest rates

The central bank has increasingly become a target of verbal assaults out of the White House ahead of the 2020 elections.

Wall Street banks are expected to warn that falling rates are hammering business — and analysts fear sweeping cuts to forecasts

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and other banking giants are expected to temper their outlooks, fanning fears of earnings downgrades.
President Donald Trump stands behind President Donald Trump

The Fed stresses its independence in the face of repeated attacks from Trump

An independent central bank is seen as crucial for the health of financial markets and for the economy.

The Fed’s next rate decision is likely to leave Trump sorely disappointed

The independent central bank is poised to leave the White House disappointed when it meets this month.

Here’s how much your money could grow if you put $10, $100, or $1,000 a month in a high-yield savings account

Robo-adviser Betterment offers an industry-leading annual percentage yield (APY) of up to 2.39% on its high-yield savings account.