After a Fed-fueled rally from a dovish FOMC statement Wednesday, Wall Street continued its run higher Thursday, with the Dow gaining more than 400 points and all ten S&P sectors in the green.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan rate reaching a new low for the year.
Asian and European stocks slid Tuesday as further weakness in oil prices and the slumping Russian ruble helped extend the global market rout.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills climbing to the highest level in 14 months.
Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings by a small amount for the second straight month in October.
Greek stocks and bonds have been hammered this week, a reminder of the bad old days of Europe's debt crisis when the very future of the euro currency was called into question.
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers.
U.S. stocks pared their heavy losses Tuesday after global jitters initially fueled a sharp pullback.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills unchanged and rates on six-month bills rising to their highest level in 10 months.