Recent macroeconomic conditions have heightened anticipation that the Fed may act, perhaps sooner rather than later, to raise target Fed Funds off the historic lows of 0-25 basis points at which it has been held since December 2008.
CME Group's 30-Day Federal Funds futures contracts (Fed Funds futures) represent a direct reflection of collective marketplace insight regarding the future course of Fed monetary policy. In addition to their value as a predictive tool, Fed Funds futures also provide an efficacious means of hedging and gaining exposure to short-term interest rate risks.
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CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.