The dollar gains in strength while indices and United States 10 year bonds plummet on the shoulders of the Jackson Hole Symposium outcome. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen fired a hawkish speech eloquently pointing towards a rate hike, while policymakers expressed their opinions on monetary policy - stating that the efforts of the Fed have so far helped avoid deflation. Potential measures include a speculated amount of $2 trillion in asset purchases and higher than 2.00% inflation target. All attendees of the meeting pleaded that the fiscal side step up its efforts while Chairwoman Yellen asked for help in raising low inflation towards the Fed’s objective.
The event raised bets of a rate hike in 2016 as Goldman Sachs boosted September odds alongside Pacific Investment Management Co. from 22% to 42%, whereas December’s chances went up to 65%. At the Symposium, Europe’s and Japan’s policymakers echoed Yellen’s cautions while stressing their own willingness to boost monetary stimulus if fiscal policy continues to be insufficient. The next Nonfarm payrolls on the 2nd of September, the ECB’s monetary stance on the 8th and the BoJ’s meeting on the 21st will be closely watched by markets.
World Banks Begin Balancing Act
Andamento del mercato - 29/08/2016