Traders see over 50 percent chance on October rate hike Aug 28, 2015 03:00PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traders priced in a more than 1-in-2 chance the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in October after Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart suggested the Fed could consider such a move.

In over-the-counter trading, overnight indexed swap rates implied traders expected a 56 percent chance of an October rate increase, compared with 43 percent on Thursday, Tullett Prebon data showed.

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Fed's Lockhart says 50/50 odds for Sept hike seem reasonable: report Aug 28, 2015 02:41PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday said it was reasonable to see the odds of a rate hike in September as roughly even.

"(The) most recent data I saw was about a 50 percent probability, so it’s 50-50 around the next meeting," Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told Bloomberg TV in an interview from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, referring to investor bets on the timing of a hike. "And that seems to me, given the current... (continue reading...)

UPDATE: Lockhart: Open Question Whether We Move Now or Wait a Little - Bloomberg Aug 28, 2015 02:25PM

(Updated - August 28, 2015 2:25 PM EDT)

It's an open question whether we move now or wait a little, Fed's Lockhart said, discussing interest rates on Bloomberg TV. He added the timing "is close."

Fed's Lockhart says less resolute on Sept hike prospects: Market News Aug 28, 2015 12:21PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Federal Reserve policymaker said on Friday that recent financial market turbulence made him less resolute over the prospect of hiking U.S. interest rates in September, news agency Market News International reported, citing an interview.

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said it was "sensible" to not change policy in the midst of a storm, Market News reported.

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Fed's Fischer says still undecided on whether to hike in September Aug 28, 2015 12:01PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is waiting to see how data and markets unfold over the coming weeks before deciding whether to raise interest rates at its September meeting, Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said on Friday.

"It's early to tell," Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC, asked if he felt the case for a September rate hike was less compelling after recent market volatility. "We're still watching how it unfolds. So I wouldn't... (continue reading...)

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