USD LIBOR and SOFR Forward Curves
1 month and 3 month USD LIBOR forward curves represent the market's expectation of future fixings derived from readily observable trade data, including Eurodollar Deposits, Eurodollar Futures and LIBOR swap rates. The Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) forward curve represents the average implied forward rate based on SOFR futures contracts. Both curves reflect future expectations of FOMC policy, but LIBOR is a forward looking term rate while SOFR is an overnight rate. LIBOR also includes a component of credit risk not inherent in SOFR. Forward curves are often useful for forecasting and underwriting floating rate debt.