Monday 1st March 2021
Friday saw a reversal in the bond sell-offs earlier in the week, seeing 10 year yields in the US falling back top 1.4%. Phil Dobbie asks NAB’s Rodrigo Catril whether the RBA can ignore this volatility this morning, particularly as they were arguably slow to respond last week, eventually buying up $7 billion of bonds. What impact will Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package have, even if it does get whittled down by $400 million or so this week? And there’s rising concerns about inflation, particularly in Europe. If we are to keep volatility under control we really need to see data which shows a gradual economic improvement, without upside surprises.