1.Blue Devil Savings and Loan Association has a large number of 10-year fixed-rate mortgages and obtains most of its funds from short-term deposits. It uses the yield curve to assess the market’s anticipation of future interest rates. It believes that expectations of future interest rates are the major force in affecting the yield curve. Assume that an upward-sloping yield curve exists with a steep slope. Based on this information, should Blue Devil consider using financial futures as a hedging technique? Explain.