Yields on 10-year US Treasury bonds surpassed the 4.17% level on Monday, extending two-day highs to 30bp and creating strong selling pressure on government bonds around the world, as strong US economic data pushes back expectations that the Fed will begin a cycle of interest rate cuts.

US10Y bond yields rose after President Powell’s hawkish statement on Wednesday and good labour market data on Friday

The ISM Services PMI exceeded expectations (52.0) and stands at 53.4 in January, supporting signs of a buoyant US economy. On Friday, the US non-farm payrolls employment (NFP) report indicated a much higher than expected net job growth, while wage growth accelerated further.

The data supported Chairman Powell’s hawkish comments during the Fed’s post-decision conference on Wednesday last week. The chairman noted that while inflation is slowing, further data are needed to confirm the slowing trend. The market continues to reject the likelihood of a rate cut in March and only 15% expect such a Fed decision. Some 55% of the market expects a US rate cut in May.

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The market does not expect an interest rate cut at the next FOMC meeting in March 2024

This week’s economic calendar does not contain too many items likely to affect financial markets, especially if we compare it to this past week. Of the events worth noting, I would mention tomorrow’s (Tuesday) interest rate decision in Australia – 4:30am and Thursday’s US unemployment data, which will be released at 2:30pm.

H&S formation on USDCAD and AUDUSD

USDCAD H4 – an inverted H&S suggests an upward correction.

H&S formations – head and shoulders – have emerged on the two currency pairs USDCAD and AUDUSD. On the first pair it is an iH&S – inverted H&S, which usually suggests a trend change or upward correction. The price today has overcome the neckline and if it holds above-possible further increases. The nearest target could be the 1.3590 supply zone. More on the situation in the markets tomorrow during the live session.


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