CME Group, home to bets on Fed policy, scrambles to keep watch

May 29, 2013

These days, it seems, everyone is trying to keep up with shifting market expectations for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies. CME Group’s Fed Watch, which delivers a snapshot of those expectations based on futures tied to the Fed’s target for short-term rates, is no exception.

Fed makes low rates vow, but traders afraid of commitment

February 3, 2012

Anyone worried that the U.S. Federal Reserve tied its policy hands with its announcement last month that  it is likely to keep short-term interest rates exceptionally low through late 2014 should take heart in the market reaction to Friday’s jobs report, which blew expectations out of the water.