* Bernanke supports perspective of longer low-rate period
* Dec 2014 fed supports futures top given late July
* Traders see rate travel expected in second half 2015
By Richard Leong
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – U.S. short-term seductiveness rate
futures rose on Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke done remarks suggesting a U.S. executive bank is open
to charity some-more process easing yet offering no details.
His rarely expected debate during a conference of global
central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, reinforced a view
the Fed will do some-more to keep seductiveness rates low to assistance an
economy stranded with high stagnation and confronting risks from the
euro section debt crisis.
“The Fed has easing on a mind. They competence extend its
low-rate oath into 2015,” pronounced Tom Graff, portfolio manager at
Brown Advisory in Baltimore.
The Fed has affianced it would keep short-term rates nearby zero
until during slightest a finish of 2014.
The Dec 2014 futures on sovereign supports were last
up 4.5 basement points during 99.73, a top turn given late July
and 1 basement indicate next a agreement high.
They pragmatic traders see about an 8 percent possibility a Fed
would lift short-term rates during a finish of 2014. Last week, they
suggested traders placed a 72 percent possibility of rate travel during the
end of 2014.
Fed account contracts for 2015 smoothness rose 2 to 4 basis
points with a Jul 2015 agreement attack a contract
high. They suggested traders do not design a Fed rate travel until
the second half of 2015.
Sticking to a nearby zero-rate process is one of a tools
analysts contend a Fed has left to kindle a economy with the
other being a third turn of quantitative easing in a form of
more bond purchases, ordinarily referred to as QE3.
There was no accord among analysts after Bernanke’s
speech on either a third turn of large-scale bond purchases
would be announced during a Fed’s Sept 12-13 process meeting.
Bernanke stressed his “grave concern” about persistently
high stagnation even yet a retrogression was over behind in
June 2009, yet he also concurred a risks of some-more easing.
Bernanke and other policymakers are “not happy with the
direction of a economy, yet they do commend a diminishing
returns on some-more stimulus,” pronounced Brian Levitt, comparison economist
at OppenheimerFunds in New York.
Prior to Bernanke’s speech, San Francisco Federal Reserve
President John Williams told CNBC radio some-more policy
stimulus could assistance a economy, including an “open-ended” QE
program. He pronounced he was open to extend a Fed’s low-rate pledge