Fed Funds Projected to Open at 0.14% to 0.16%, ICAP Says

Fed funds, the U.S. overnight inter-bank lending rate, is projected to open at 0.14 percent to 0.16 percent, within the Federal Reserve’s target of zero to 0.25 percent.

Fed funds closed at 0.1 percent on April 26 after trading from 0.09 percent to 0.14 percent and averaging 0.12 percent, ICAP Plc, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker, said in an e-mailed statement.

The central bank will acquire Treasuries $1.25 billion to $1.75 billion Treasuries maturing from February 2036 to February 2043. The purchases are the part of the Fed’s quantitative easing program aimed at keeping long-term rates low.

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