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Economic Commentary

Monetary Policy and the Federal Funds Futures Market

Events rarely unfold exactly as we foresee them. In the monetary policy arena, for example, the timing and intensity of specific actions can be difficult to anticipate. Following a 15-month period during which no policy action was taken, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the central bank’s policymaking arm, embarked on a series of moves that has raised money market interest rates seven times since January 1994.

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Suggested Citation

Carlson, John B., and Jean Burson. 1995. “Monetary Policy and the Federal Funds Futures Market.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 7/1/1995.