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A Spike in US Yields Fuels Bets That the Fed Will Stay on Hold as a Result of Data

May 23, 2024
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Bond prices experienced a notable decline in response to the latest economic indicators revealing a robust acceleration in US business activity, accompanied by a discernible uptick in inflationary pressures, which are anticipated to reinforce the Federal Reserve's commitment to its current monetary policy stance. While an initial surge in stock prices subsided, Nvidia Corp. emerged as a standout performer following its impressive sales forecast.

Yields across the spectrum of Treasury bonds exhibited an upward trajectory, driven primarily by shorter-term maturities. This movement was catalyzed by the release of the S&P Global flash May composite purchasing managers index, which surged to its highest level since April 2022, surpassing all estimates provided in a Bloomberg survey of economists.

Notably, market swaps now fully factor in a quarter-point interest rate hike in December, a notable shift from previous expectations centered around November.

Commenting on the market dynamics, Andrew Brenner of NatAlliance Securities highlighted the divergent concerns influencing different segments of the yield curve, stating, "The short end reflects apprehensions about the Federal Reserve's policy trajectory, while the long end is grappling with apprehensions about a potential economic deceleration."

Insights from S&P Global underscored the resilience of US economic activity, with service providers experiencing their fastest growth in a year, accompanied by an accelerated expansion in manufacturing output. This sustained demand dynamic presents a formidable challenge to inflationary pressures, contributing to the Federal Reserve's resolve to maintain elevated interest rates for an extended period to curb inflationary risks.

Amidst these market developments, the S&P 500 index exhibited relative stability, hovering in proximity to the 5,300 level with minimal fluctuations. In parallel, yields on two-year Treasury bonds surged by eight basis points, reaching 4.95%. Despite the market volatility, the value of the dollar remained relatively steady, reflecting a degree of resilience amidst the evolving economic landscape.

Editorial Board
Eric Ng
John Liu
Editorial Board
Bryan Curtis
Adan Harris
Managing Editor
Cathy Hills
Associate Editor

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