The Daily Shot Brief – March 31st, 2021



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United States: Only four FOMC members expect a rate hike (liftoff) next year.

Source: Mizuho Securities USA


However, the market continues to assign close to an 80% probability of liftoff in 2022. It’s important to note that the Fed will not raise rates while conducting QE. It means that the central bank will need to announce tapering as soon as late this year to gradually reduce securities purchases. Given the Fed officials’ statements, that seems unlikely. There is a clear disconnect between the markets and the Fed’s communications.

Source: Daily Shot


United Kingdom: The BRC Shop Price index is still in deflation amid heavy discounting.

Source: Daily Shot
Source: Yahoo! Finance Read full article


Emerging Markets: The Peruvian sol hit a record low. Traders have been using it as the short leg of EM relative value currency trades.

Source: Daily Shot


Vietnam’s exports are increasingly focused on the US.

Source: @WSJ Read full article


Cryptocurrency: The cost to fund long positions in the market for bitcoin perpetual swaps has broken above neutral levels for the first time since mid-March. This suggests renewed appetite for risk-taking.

Source: Arcane Crypto Read full article


Equities: How sensitive are different sectors to real rates?

Source: BofA Global Research, @WallStJesus


How about inflation?

Source: BofA Global Research, @WallStJesus


Food For Thought: People locked up in the US:

Source: Prison Policy Initiative Read full article

Edited by Devon Lall

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