Current and Historical
U.S. Dollar (Eurodollar) LIBOR Rates

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)
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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Three-, Six- and Twelve-Month Eurodollar LIBOR Rates Waned Today

The three-, six- and twelve-month Eurodollar LIBOR rates waned today, while the one-month yield moved sideways. The TED spread narrowed.

image courtesy: The Wall Street Journal
Image courtesy The Wall Street Journal.

Right now, the yield on the 3-month U.S. Treasury Bill is 0.22%. Therefore, the TED spread is currently 1.08875 percentage point; it was 1.12563 last Friday and 4.34 on October 15, 2008. For the TED spread, a figure between zero and 50 basis points (50 basis points = 0.50 percentage point) is a strong indication that the international banking system is functioning normally.

A Eurodollar is a U.S. dollar deposited in any bank outside the United States, and therefore not subject to regulation by the U.S. Federal Reserve. U.S. dollars deposited in a London bank are Eurodollars, as are U.S. dollars deposited in a bank in e.g. Nicaragua.

Click here for historical LIBOR values.

Click here for a chart that compares American benchmark rates to LIBOR.

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