I could be wrong, but based on my recollection the wise guys were predicting even higher odds of a rate cut prior to this latest reading. I seem to recall rate cut probabilities for the September meeting being on the order of 10-12% higher than the current 86%.
What could have changed? Well, there’s the reflationary mini-bounce in progress, shown here as manifested in the 10yr bond yield.
And there’s the Citi Economic Surprise Index (courtesy of Yardeni.com).
Okay, so the CESI is bouncing. But what does that mean, functionally? Well for one thing, this…
Taken at face value this economic indicator has unhinged from its usual spot, tied to the hip of the 10yr yield. I don’t make a habit of trying to outguess the Fed but personally, I would not be surprised to see the rate cut but also Powell weighing in yet again as less dovish than the market wishes or even currently expects.
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