Friday, January 04, 2008

Fed Funds: Market Expects 50bps Rate Cut

by Calculated Risk on 1/04/2008 05:27:00 PM

Cleveland Fed Funds Market Expectations Click on graph for larger image.

Source: Cleveland Fed, Fed Funds Rate Predictions

The market expectations are now for a 50 bps rate cut on January 30th.

Meanwhile, the Fed has expanded the Term Auction Facility (TAF) in January:

The Federal Reserve will conduct two auctions of 28-day credit through its Term Auction Facility (TAF) in January. It will offer $30 billion in the auction to be held on Monday, January 14 and $30 billion in the auction to be held on Monday, January 28.
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The Federal Reserve intends to conduct biweekly TAF auctions for as long as necessary to address elevated pressures in short-term funding markets. Decisions regarding auctions in February will be announced by Friday, February 1.