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Morning Brew March 6 2023

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

Summary:  Dovish Barkin boosts Risk Sentiment

Good Morning,

Thomas Barkin stated on Frida that inflation is "likely past peak" boosting risk sentiment at the same time as hedge funds were reported to hold the  biggest ever short position in two-year U.S. Treasuries futures. This  meaning they are betting on higher rates. That will make for very interesting markets in the near future.

For now, doves seem to dominate as the probability of a 50 bps hike fell to below 20% and the peak rate to 5.44%, 2 year yields drop to 4.85% ant he 10 Year below 4 again.

The USD Index is below 104.50 EURUSD 1.0645, GBPUSD 1.2030 and Gold and Silver soared to 1854 and 21.25 after the first green week in a while.

On Friday, the Dow gained 1.2%, the S&P 1.6%, and the Nasdaq 2%. The Ger40 rose to above 15600, the Nikkei hit a three month high. 

The overall topic will remain the Fed`s rate path and global recession or soft landing worries, this week we will see some rate decision, key data and Powell will speak two times so we should see some interesting movements.

China set a relatively modest economic growth  target of around 5%  at the  the annual session of its National People's Congress so there might be less stimulus than previously hoped.


Watch Credit Suisse today as Harris Associates which formerly held 10% has sold all shares acc to Reuters due to the high cost and lack of progress in splitting off the Investment bank.

Hedge funds entered February holding their biggest ever short position in two-year U.S. Treasuries futures.

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Data: JP Leading Indicator, EU Consumer Confidence, US Durable Goods Orders




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