Friday, August 26, 2016

LIBOR Traders Are Predicting Fed Rate Increase

LIBOR traders, who set the inter-bank lending rates that are tied to at least $350 trillion of financial products, are projecting a Fed rate increase. 

The chart shows that traders expect a 0.25% rate increase to take place in the next 3 to 6 month period.

The 30-day LIBOR went up 0.25% either in anticipation or shortly after Fed increased the rate by 0.25% in December 2015.

LIBOR rates are tied to floating rate mortgages, most business lines of credit, money market funds, short duration corporate bonds, etc. LIBOR influences costs of doing business and greatly impacts corporate capital expenditures.

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