RBA Rate Indicator - April 2018
What is the RBA Rate Indicator?
The RBA Rate Indicator shows market expectations of a change in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) set by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The indicator calculates a percentage probability of an RBA interest rate change based on the market determined prices in the ASX 30 Day Interbank Cash Rate Futures.
The table below illustrates how market expectations of an interest rate change at the next RBA Board meeting have changed in the last few days. The RBA Rate Indicator is updated at the end of each business day so you can see any change in expectations after each trading day.
The RBA rate indicator provides market participants and commentators with a market monitor for official cash rate expectations in Australia
What is the RBA Rate Indicator saying today?
On the 6th of March 2018 the RBA left the official cash rate unchanged. The current official cash rate as determined by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is 1.50%.
The next RBA Board meeting and Official Cash Rate announcement will be on the 3rd of April 2018.
As at 21 March, the ASX 30 Day Interbank Cash Rate Futures April 2018 contract was trading at 98.505, indicating a 0% expectation of an interest rate increase to 1.75% at the next RBA Board meeting.
The table below highlights how market expectations of an interest rate increase at the next RBA Board meeting has evolved in recent days.
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