Thursday 25th February 2021
As the reflation trade continues to push bond prices lower and commodities higher, central bankers are fighting amongst themselves as to who can sound the most dovish. That’s helping push equities a little higher this morning. The Fed’s Jerome Powell and BoE’s Andrew Bailey were both in front of parliamentary committees overnight, each suggesting rates would stay low and any rising inflation was transitory for now. NAB’s David de Garis says the RBNZ was toeing the same party line, suggesting the outlook remains highly uncertain. Today the weekly claims numbers for the US will highlight the strength (or otherwise) of the jobs recovery. By the way, for those who think this is ridiculous title for an episode, doves do fight each other, sometimes to the death, but normally when they are tyring to impress hens, not water down inflationary fears.