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  1. Northern Trust Perspective – March 17, 2015

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    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    markets only by around 1% in dollars. We expect this volatility to continue this year as the Fed prepares to increase the Federal Funds rate and the market assesses the economic and financial market reaction. We entered 2015 with a tactical asset allocation strategy

  2. A Rate Hike in 2015?

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    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    quarters to a full percentage point decrease in the optimal fed funds rate over 2 years. From December to March, the Fed marked down ..... I expect that conditions may warrant an increase in the federal funds rate target sometime this year.” This is a remarkably direct

  3. Oil Prices and Fed Policy Shape Putnam’s 2015 Outlook

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    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    s policy statement shifted. In describing how long the federal funds rate would remain in the 0–0.25% range, the Fed introduced ..... spending. It sets the stage for the Fed to begin raising the federal funds rate , though lower oil prices may cause the Fed to take a more

  4. Not-So-Great Expectations: Why Real Interest Rates Won’t Soar

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    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    conditions may, for some time, warrant keeping the target federal funds rate below levels the Committee views as normal in the longer run ..... expectations website . 8. This implies, of course, a Fed Funds rate equal to the true inflation rate (which may be different

  5. Yield Curve Flattening and Volatility Likely to Continue in 2015

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    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    forecasts by the Fed and the market, one from September 2014 and one in mid-March. 1 In September, the Fed projected a fed funds rate of 1.27% as of the end of the year vs. 0.75% by the market. By March, the Fed had lowered its December 2015 forecast

  6. The Upside of Rate Hikes

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    Mon, 13 Apr 2015

    decent. Let’s look at the mechanics of a rate rise. The federal funds rate is the primary tool the Fed uses to influence interest rates ..... After the 2008 meltdown and a terrible credit crunch, the fed funds rate went to near zero and still is within a target rate of 0

  7. Fire & Ice: Fed Tightening and Emerging Markets

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    Mon, 13 Apr 2015

    crippled housing market encouraged the Federal Reserve to decrease the discount rate twice during the third quarter and the federal funds rate by a surprising 50 basis points on Sept. 18. Still, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke remains concerned about inflation, especially

  8. Rates: the Fed vs. the World

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    Fri, 10 Apr 2015

    short-term interest rates – the fed funds rate is what the central bank charges financial ..... Yellen indicates that it will raise the fed funds rate to prevent the economy from overheating ..... In June, the forecast is for a fed funds rate of 1.1%. But despite the fears

  9. U.S. fed funds rate stays at 0.12 pct

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    Fri, 10 Apr 2015

    NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. federal funds rate , which banks charge each other to borrow their excess reserves, averaged 0.12 percent on Thursday for a third straight day, Fed data released early Friday showed.

  10. Bond Market Update: End of 0%?

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    Thu, 9 Apr 2015

    really not as important when the Fed raises rates but where rates are going. I suspect that when this Fed cycle ends, the federal funds rate may be well below where the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) currently forecasts. That seems to be what the markets

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