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Fireside Charts: Interest Rate Cut Probability up to 80%, A Weakening Dollar, and Mixed Industrial Production Results in Europe

By:BCM Investment Team | Date:Jun10, 2019 | Category: Equity, Economics, Market Highlights, Fireside Charts

The Fed is indicating that a rate cut is coming and the U.S. dollar is showing signs of weakening. The probability of a rate cute before July's Federal Open Market Committee leaped to over 80%. But is the market too aggressive in its pricing of Fed rate cuts? Germany's April industrial production report was disappointing and now back in negative territory year-over-year while French industrial production is holding up (for now). Finally, the 10 year UST yield is back at its 2017 bottom. Where will it go from here?


1. With U.S. interest rates lower across the curve and the bond markets pricing in 3 rate cuts, the U.S. dollar is finally showing signs of weakening...

 6.10 chart 6

Source: WSJ Daily Shot, as of 6/6/19



2. Will the 10 year UST yield hold here at the 2017 bottom or will they revisit 2012 and 2016 levels?

 6.10 chart 7

Source: WSJ Daily Shot, as of 6/6/19



3. Since our interest rates are ~2% higher than Europe and Japan...



Source: Bloomberg, as of 6/7/19


4. Are the bond markets getting too hopeful?


Source: Bloomberg Finance, as of 6/10/19


5. How does a trade war directly effect earnings of the S&P 500?  Where are the sales? 

 Source: FactSet, as of 6/10/19



6. Germany's manufacturing fell back into the red...


Source: WSJ Daily Shot, as of 6/7/19



7. ...while France fought back to positive...


 Source: WSJ Daily Shot, as of 6/7/19



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