Where the economy is heading: Interest rates
Prime rate This week Month ago Year ago Percent 15.75 15.75 20.00 AAA corporate bonds Percent yield 15.30 14.35 12.87 Treasury-bill rates 91-day, percent yield 12.505 11.037 15.595 Home mortgages Latest Month ago Year ago 25% down, 25 years Avg. 'quoted' rate 17.02 17.60 14.55 New car loans Avg. %, 5 Boston banks 19.20 19.20 16.60 Money market funds 7-day 30-day 12month percent, avg. yield 11.77 11.84 15.96
Sources for table
Tables and graphs above are based on data from the American Petroleum Institute, Board of Trade of Kansas City, Comex Inc., Donoghue's Money Fund REport of Holliston, Ma 01746, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Federal Reserve Board, Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks, Moody's Investor Service, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, National Association of Realtors, New York Stock Exchange, US Census Bureau, US Commerce Departtment Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Labor Department Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Treasury. Census Bureau, US Commerce Departtment Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Labor Department Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Treasury.