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Morning Brew February 27 2023

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

Summary:  Will rates rise even more?

Good Morning,

Higher than feared PCE data on Friday caused a significant shift in rare expectations, we are now at a 25% probability of a 50 basis point hike on March 22. 2 year yields are approaching 5% at currently 4.85%.  The Peak rate this year is being traded at 5.4% This strengthened the USD and weighed on Equities.  Last week the Dow lost 2.99%, the S&P 2.66%, and the Nasdaq 3.33%. the USD Index completed it`s 4th week of gains to currently trade at 105.30 (106.40 is the next interesting level) EURUSD is trading at 1.0540,  GBPUSD 1.1940 and USDJPY   136.25. Gold and Silver continued their decline and are at 1808 and 20.65. Silver has broken he 200d MA and could test the important Fibonacci line at 20.20.

Watch Expiries today.

This week will be driven by ISM Data, International PMI, Fed speakers and not least Geopolitcs with China involving itself in the Ukraine more loudly and the US warning against weapons deliveries. 

 The ISM surveys will be key to watch for further direction, with the manufacturing survey out on Wednesday and services out on Friday, there are also at least six Federal Reserve policy makers on the speaking diary this week.

Today Ursula von der Leyen and Rishi Sunak are meeting today to resolve the Northern Ireland conflict.


Berkshire Hathaway reported its highest-ever annual operating profit.

Trade safely`


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

Earnings:   Occidental Petroleum Workday Inc Woodside Energy


Data: JP Industrial Orders, Retail Sales, France GDP, CPI, Switzerland Kof Indicator and Official Reserves, US Consumer Confidence, Canada GDP, Australia PMI

Earnings:   Target Bayer Bank of Montreal Bank of Nova Scotia Sempra Energy Ross Stores Monster Beverage Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies AutoZone


Data: Interational PMI, Germany CPI

Earnings:   Royal Bank of Canada Budweiser Salesforce Snowake Lowe's Reckitt Benckiser  Anheuser-Busch


Data: EU HICP, Employment

Earnings Merck Hapag-Lloyd Haleon Toronto-Dominion Costco Broadcom VMware  Universal Music Marvell London Stock Exchange


Data: International PMI, ISM Services

Earnings:   Canadian Natural Resources


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