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Russia-Ukraine war: Initial market take

25 Feb 2022 - Andrea Cicione

Markets normally react negatively to geopolitical risks but soon lose interest. The North Korea crisis of 2017-18 is a prime example of this: since it’s impossible to put a price on a nuclear war, markets simply decided.

#Federal Reserve #Oil & Gas #Oil Price #Russia #Commodities #Ukraine #War

FOMC Minutes + Retail Sales + Industrial Prod. = 50BP in March

21 Feb 2022 - Steven Blitz

Markets are 60/40 favouring a 25bp rate hike in March vs 50bp. I was similarly positioned until January retail sales, industrial production, and the FOMC minutes were released. January retail sales more than reversed.

#Federal Reserve #Employment #Recovery

"Late cycle" comes early

18 Feb 2022 - Konstantinos Venetis

Whether one views the last couple of years as a break in the business cycle or the beginning of a new cycle, the bigger point is this has been a cycle on steroids: in terms of its amplitude, the speed of maturity and.

#Federal Reserve #Monetary Policy #Inflation #Commodities

Short shortages - in charts

10 Feb 2022 - Rory Green

The pandemic demand shift and supply mismatch catalysed a surge in global goods inflation. The supply side is improving to meet the new Covid-19 demand reality just as DM consumers transition to services spending..

#Central Banks #Inflation #Eurozone #Fiscal Policy #Semiconductors

Hawkish Bank of England plays ‘catch-up’ with the cycle

04 Feb 2022 - Konstantinos Venetis

A 25bp hike was already in the price ahead of February’s meeting and the MPC did not disappoint, paving the way for ‘passive QT’ as the policy rate has now reached the 0.50% threshold for allowing maturing gilts to roll.

#Monetary Policy #Inflation #Bank Of England

Powell lowers the strike price on the Fed's put

27 Jan 2022 - Steven Blitz

AIT was the promise that the Fed would chase inflation rather than be pre-emptive and here we are, promise kept. Powell now promises the chase to be executed, using a combination of rate hikes and balance sheet.

#Federal Reserve #Monetary Policy #Inflation #Recovery

US inflation - It's not about the rent

18 Jan 2022 - Steven Blitz

The inflation problem for the US is not rent, but the loss of zero inflation in goods prices as an offset, and this offset is unlikely to return in the coming cycle. One can say current goods price inflation is the.

#Federal Reserve #Inflation #Recovery

Don't extrapolate from this fake business cycle

13 Jan 2022 - Dario Perkins

Edgar Fiedler, who served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations, famously joked: “Ask five economists a question and you'll get five different answers – six, if one.

#Central Banks #Monetary Policy #Inflation #Recession #Recovery

‘Undecided’ bond market has made up its mind – at least for now

13 Jan 2022 - Konstantinos Venetis

Time to play catch-up. Policymakers have finally dropped the “transitory” narrative and are playing catch-up, rushing to normalize monetary settings closer in line with last year’s sharp positive macro turnaround. While.

#Central Banks #Federal Reserve #Monetary Policy #Inflation #Bond markets

The Sellside Guide to Christmas

24 Dec 2021 - Dario Perkins

 The Christmas blockbuster: For economists, Christmas is all about the big “Year Ahead” publication. Even though it’s obvious nobody actually reads these tomes (except, maybe, other sellsiders), they have to be really.

#Central Banks #Bank Of England #FX Market #Cryptocurrency #Christmas

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