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Below is a chart and brief excerpt from today’s Market Situation Report written by Tier 1 Alpha. If you’re interested in learning more about the Hedgeye-Tier 1 Alpha partnership, there’s more information here.

The CME Fed Funds Futures market is a financial derivatives market that trades contracts based on the expected level of the federal funds rate, which is the interest rate that banks charge each other for overnight lending and borrowing of reserve balances.

This market is used to project and price in expectations about future monetary policy decisions by the Federal Reserve regarding changes to the target federal funds rate. Here's how it works:

  • Contract specifications: Each contract represents interest rates for a specific month, with the price reflecting the market's projection of the monthly average effective federal funds rate for that month.
  • Price interpretation: The contract prices are quoted on an index basis, with each basis point (0.01%) change in interest rates equal to a change of $41.67 in the contract's value (for a $5 million notional contract size).
  • Market expectations: By analyzing the prices of these futures contracts across different expiration months, market participants can gauge the collective expectations about the future path of the federal funds rate and the timing of potential rate hikes or cuts by the Federal Reserve.
  • Forecasting tool: The Fed Funds Futures market serves as a forecasting tool for central bank watchers, economists, and traders to anticipate the Fed's monetary policy stance and interest rate decisions based on economic data, inflation projections, and other factors.
  • Trading and hedging: Banks, investment firms, and other market participants trade these futures contracts to speculate on or hedge against changes in interest rates, which can significantly impact the valuation of various fixed-income securities and derivative instruments.

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