US Federal Reserve won't take rates negative, say fund managers, economists

There is little chance the US Federal Reserve will take interest rates into negative territory even as financial markets have begun pricing in such a move for the first time, fund managers and economists said on the Reuters Global Markets Forum.

Fed funds futures, which are a gauge of where markets expect the Fed's benchmark overnight lending rate to be, are now pricing in a slightly negative rate environment beginning in December. Under a negative rate policy, financial institutions are required to pay interest for parking.....

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