U.S. Dollar (Eurodollar) LIBOR Rates

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)
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Wednesday, September 23, 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 1-month rate moved sideways. The 3-month TED spread contracted.

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

Earlier today, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve voted to hold short-term rates steady.

Right now, the yield on the 91-day U.S. Treasury Bill is 0.095%. Therefore, the 3-month TED spread is currently 0.19 percentage point; it was 0.19063 yesterday, 0.20938 last Friday and 4.60875 on October 10, 2008 during the peak of the global credit crisis.

For the 3-month TED spread, a figure between zero and 0.50 percentage point (0.50 percentage point = 50 basis points) is a strong indication that large, international banks are lending money to each other with confidence.

A Eurodollar is a U.S. dollar deposited in any bank outside the United States.

Click here for historical LIBOR values.

Click here for a chart comparing LIBOR to the Prime Rate and the target fed funds rate.

Click here to read about how U.S. Dollar LIBOR fixing works.

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