Interest Rate Hikes Effects on the Futures Markets

By NinjaTrader Team

Are Federal Reserve rate hikes in the rearview mirror? Have the effects of the rate hikes been fully felt in the futures markets? How soon can we expect rate cuts to begin? These are some questions to ponder while the FOMC enjoys its longest period between policy meetings.

Special guest Jim Iuorio joined us this week on “See the Futures” to reflect on the efficacy of the Fed’s decisions, and how information from the labor, housing, retail markets and more may inform the federal funds rate policy into 2024.

Additional topics discussed in this free livestream:

  • Disinflation vs. deflation 

  • The case for a longer lag time for federal rate hike effects on the economy

  • Possible causes of the recent pullback in stock index futures

  • The newest CME futures contract: the Micro 2s vs 10s yield spread contract

  • Chart analysis of crude oil, Australian dollar, 2-year vs. 10-year yields, E-Mini S&P 500

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