US yields were almost entirely driven by the fall in consumer sentiment says NAB’s Tapas Strickland, reaching a pandemic low. There is a fear from some that this could push back tapering and rate rises by the Fed.
The Aussie dollar has fallen sharply on weak Chinese data. Oil has also fallen markedly, with NAB’s Ray Attrill says that’s a combination of the China data and hopes of an Iran nuclear deal that would add more oil to global supplies. https://t.co/Q0fzeqBcGU
Equity markets pushed higher in the US on Friday. NAB’s Tapas Strickland says strong corporate earnings have helped, and a belief that the Fed will not be moving much further on rate hikes – even though Fed speakers are keen to suggest otherwise.