Friday 26th February 2021
Despite the increasing dovishness of central bankers the markets have been selling government bonds like they are going out of fashion. That’s resulting in huge increases in bond yields in around the world, but particularly in the US and Australia. It’s the pace of the move in yields that’s grabbing attention, says NAB’s Gavin Friend in London. Some are also expecting inflation sooner rather than later, evidenced by a rise in yields on shorter term US treasury notes. Spending data tonight could add fuel to this burst of optimism if it suggests there’s more pent-up demand in the US economy.