This has been a brutal week for customers. With the Russia/Ukraine battle raging and Congress appears decided to not enable for added oil and fuel manufacturing, and Biden’s anti-fossil gas edicts nonetheless in place, we’re seeing dramatic value will increase in wheat (UP 89.5% since January 1, 2021), WTI Crude (UP 143% since January 1, 2021), and meals stuffs (UP 55% since January 1, 2021).
Bankrate’s 30-year mortgage fee has truly been falling the final a number of days, which is sweet for potential dwelling consumers because the 10-year US Treasury Observe yield has been declining.
The USD/Russian Ruble cross is skyrocketing and the USD/Euro is doing likewise. Russians visiting the US will discover that their journey is all of the sudden unaffordable (as do many Americans will its rampant inflation). As Bruce Willis stated in “Die Exhausting,” “Welcome to the social gathering, pal.”
On Friday, the US Treasury 10-year yield declined 11 bps.
And power costs proceed to soar, notably UK Pure Gasoline Futures that rose 19.85% in a single day.
The US inflation knowledge shall be launched on March tenth and the consensus is that February CPI inflation will rise to 7.9% YoY.
And now we have the subsequent Fed coverage error on March sixteenth. The Fed dots plot appears just like the glide slope for an plane, however the message is that charges shall be going up at future conferences.
And only for amusement, I current to you the notorious Hindenburg Omen chart that forecast the 2008/2009 inventory market correction. Since that correction, the Hindenburg Omen has been flashing “hazard” however the one correction was the COVID-linked correction of early 2020. Whereas the Hindenburg Omen is flashing purple proper now, The Federal Reserve’s stability sheet (inexperienced line) has protected in opposition to market corrections. Let’s see what occurs if and when The Fed decides to take away the epic financial stimulus.
Its anybody’s guess as as to whether The Fed will truly tighten financial coverage.