The Federal Reserve, Inflation and the Flattening Yield Curve

The Fed is set to raise rates in June but subsequent hikes would depend on core inflation, flattening of the yield curve and resolution of trade disputes.

About the Presenter

Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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SOFR Futures

The Fed is expected to raise rates in June. Further hikes will depend on factors including the pace of core inflation, shape of the yield curve and resolution of trade disputes. CME One-Month and Three-Month SOFR futures complement one another by facilitating price discovery along different segments of the term structure of money market interest rates.

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