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Probability of Dec Fed Funds Target Rate Hike Now Above 50 Percent

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According to The Fed Funds futures data, the implied probability of an increase in the Fed Funds target rate at the December meeting is 52%. And the implied probability has been rising over the past month, despite the dismal economic data.

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The US Treasury yield curve has risen by over 20 basis points for the 5 and 7 year Treasury yields, indicating that the market assessment of a rate increase in rising.

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The Federal Reserve (aka, the SS Minnow) is likely going to launch its tour.

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Here are The Fed’s Stanley Fischer (Little Buddy), Janet Yellen (the Skipper) and William Dudley (the Professor) pondering just what went wrong.

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