Tag: interest rates

GDP, Inflation, Yields, Currency & 2023 Earnings

GDP, Inflation, Yields, Currency & 2023 Earnings

Real GDP: If the Atlanta Fed is correct, Q3 will be the third consecutive weak GDP quarter given the bank's Q3 Real GDP estimate of 0.3%, which follows two consecutive negative Real GDP quarters.Inflation: We expect inflation to be sticky when the CPI is reported on October 13th. Core CPI will remain elevated largely due … Continue reading GDP, Inflation, Yields, Currency & 2023 Earnings

$95 Billion Per Month In QT Is A High Bar

$95 Billion Per Month In QT Is A High Bar

The Fed was to have achieved a $95 billion per month Balance Sheet reduction run rate by September ($60 billion of Treasury securities and $35 billion of mortgage-backed securities). The culling of $60 billion in Treasuries per month is going to be difficult to execute. The Treasury market lacks liquidity as evidenced by the sharp … Continue reading $95 Billion Per Month In QT Is A High Bar

The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

Could the NASDAQ re-test the COVID lows of March 2020 when it sat around 6,900? Yes. That would require a prolonged recession (which we expect) AND The Fed not restarting its ultra-dovish monetary policy of Quantitative Easing combined with a near zero Fed Funds Rate. Who knows how the Fed will behave in 2H 2023 … Continue reading The NASDAQ Could Re-Test COVID Lows & The Rise of High Yield

Higher Interest Rates & Growth

Higher Interest Rates & Growth

It appears we were correct several weeks ago when we wrote that the Fed will maintain elevated interest rates for longer than markets expect. What are the repercussions for business? A persistently higher interest rate environment will expose hidden zombie companies much like the dry Paluxy River bed in Texas recently exposed dinosaur tracks. However, … Continue reading Higher Interest Rates & Growth

This Bear Market Rally Is Overdone

This Bear Market Rally Is Overdone

This bear market rally feels more driven by FOMO than the fundamentals. What is there to get so excited about as to justify this rally off of the June lows? Inflation: Is the fact that headline CPI slowed to 8.5% from 9.1% really anything to write home about? Core CPI plus Food was up 1.4% … Continue reading This Bear Market Rally Is Overdone

The $250 Billion Spending Bill Portends More Money Printing & Low Rates

The $250 Billion Spending Bill Portends More Money Printing & Low Rates

The $250 billion Semiconductor Spending Bill (United States Innovation and Competition Act), means the Fed will be printing money, expanding its balance sheet and maintaining low interest rates in order to keep the gravy train running while the fiscal deficit expands and public debt outstanding grows. This is a recipe for more inflation, not less … Continue reading The $250 Billion Spending Bill Portends More Money Printing & Low Rates