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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Odds At 12% (Not Likely) The U.S. Prime Rate Will Rise Again At The January 27, 2016 FOMC Monetary Policy Meeting

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As of right now, the investors who trade in fed fund futures via the CME Group have odds at 12% (as implied by current pricing on contracts) that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will vote to raise the target range for the benchmark fed funds rate by at least 25 basis points (0.25 percentage point) at the January 27TH, 2016 monetary policy meeting (not likely.)

The current United States Prime Rate, which went into effect on December 17, 2015, is 3.5%.

NB: US Prime Rate = (The Fed Funds Target Rate + 3)

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The latest odds reflect recent economic and Wall Street data, including readings on inflation, energy, manufacturing, housing, and equities (S+P 500, DJIA, NASDAQ.)  Stay tuned!

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Current Odds

  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the January 27TH, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 12% (not likely.)

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  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the March 16TH, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 32% (not likely.)

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  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the April 27TH, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 39% (not likely.)

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  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the June 15TH, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 52% (on the fence.)

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  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the July 27TH, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 57% (on the fence.)

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  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the September 21ST, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 62% (somewhat likely.)

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  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the November  2ND, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 66% (somewhat likely.)

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  • Current odds that the Prime Rate (currently 3.5%) will rise by at least 25 basis points at the December  14ND, 2016 FOMC monetary policy meeting: 72% (somewhat likely.)

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  • NB: US Prime Rate = (The Fed Funds Target Rate + 3)

The odds related to fed fund futures contracts -- widely accepted as the best predictor of what the FOMC will do with the benchmark Fed Funds Target Rate -- are constantly changing, so stay tuned for the latest odds.

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