## What was the prime rate in 2016?

Historical Prime Rate

Effective Date | Rate |
---|---|

6/15/2017 | 4.25% |

3/16/2017 | 4.00% |

12/15/2016 | 3.75% |

12/17/2015 | 3.50% |

**How often is the Wall Street Journal prime rate published?**

every six weeks

2 As of Aug. 2021, it is once again down to 3.25%. 1 Generally, the rate is dictated by changes from the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee, which meets every six weeks and reports on the level of the federal funds rate.

**What was the prime rate in 2018?**

5.35%

Prime rate changes in 2018 Sustained economic expansion and strong labour market conditions resulted in the Prime Rate increasing to 5.35% by year’s end.

### What is today’s Wall Street Journal prime rate?

3.25

Consumer Rates4/29/22

Yield/Rate % | 52 Week | |
---|---|---|

Last | Low | |

WSJ Prime Rate* WSJ Prime Rate* | 3.50 | 3.25 |

Money Market, Annual Yield Money Market, Annual Yield | 0.08 | 0.07 |

Five-Year CD, Annual Yield Five-Year CD, Annual Yield | 0.76 | 0.41 |

**What is the WSJ prime rate history?**

It changes only when the nation’s “largest banks” decide on the need to raise, or lower, their “base rate”. The prime rate may not change for years, but it has also changed several times in a single year….Historical data for the WSJ prime rate.

Date of Change | Prime Rate |
---|---|

2007 | |

31-Oct-19 | 4.75% |

2020 | |

04-Mar-20 | 4.25% |

**What is Wall Street prime rate today?**

Wall Street Journal prime rate

This week | Year ago | |
---|---|---|

WSJ Prime Rate | 3.50 | 3.25 |

## When did Wall Street prime rate change?

The Wall Street Journal Prime Rate (WSJ Prime Rate) is a measure of the U.S. prime rate, defined by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as “the base rate on corporate loans posted by at least 70% of the 10 largest U.S. banks”….Historical data for the WSJ prime rate.

Date of Change | Prime Rate |
---|---|

2007 | |

2015 | |

17-Dec-15 | 3.50% |

2016 |

**What was the prime interest rate in 2014?**

Yields in percent per annum

Instruments | 2013 Dec 30 | 2014 Jan 3 |
---|---|---|

3-month | 0.27 | 0.27 |

6-month | 0.42 | 0.42 |

Bank prime loan 2 3 8 | 3.25 | 3.25 |

**What was the prime rate in 2019?**

Bank Prime Loan Rate is at 3.37%, compared to 3.25% last month and 3.25% last year.

### When did Wall Street Journal prime rate last change?

The print edition of the WSJ is generally the official source of the prime rate. The Wall Street Journal prime rate is considered a trailing economic indicator….Historical data for the WSJ prime rate.

Date of Change | Prime Rate |
---|---|

2007 | |

19-Sep-19 | 5.00% |

31-Oct-19 | 4.75% |

2020 |

**When did The Wall Street Journal prime rate change?**

**What is notable about the Wall Street Journal prime rate?**

The print edition of the WSJ is generally the official source of the prime rate. The Wall Street Journal prime rate is considered a trailing economic indicator. Many (if not most) lenders specify this as their source of this index and set their prime rates according to the rates published in the Wall Street Journal.

## What is Wall Street Journal prime rate right now?

The prime rate is the best interest rate major banks offer to their borrowers with the best credit. In other words, the least risky ones. What is the prime rate today? The current prime rate is 3.25%, according to the Federal Reserve and major U.S. banks. The prime rate is 3 percentage points above 0.25%, which is the top rate of an interest benchmark controlled by the Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Jerome Powell (pictured).

**What is the Wall Street prime rate?**

The Wall Street Journal Prime Rate (WSJ Prime Rate) is a measure of the U.S. prime rate, defined by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as “the base rate on corporate loans posted by at least 70% of the 10 largest U.S. banks”.

**What is the current Wall Street prime?**

The prime interest rate is usually changing, moving up and down over time depending on the state of the economy at the time. For example in 2018 the prime rate was around 4.5 percent but has steadily climbed, resulting in a rate of 5.5 percent in 2019. The Economy’s Relation to Prime Interest Rates