U.S. interest rates futures fell on Monday as Sunday’s French presidential election reinforced the view centrist Emmanuel Macron would beat anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen in a runoff on May 7, soothing fears about political upheaval in Europe.
Federal funds futures implied traders saw about a 50 percent chance the U.S. central banks would raise interest rates two more times by the end of 2017, compared with 40 percent at Friday’s close, CME Group’s FedWatch program showed.
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