Fed Terminal Up To 5.06% in June 2023
Tsys hold weaker levels after the bell, near lows/narrow range after nearly testing overnight lows through the second half. Limited reaction to existing home sales data: -5.9% less than estimated -7.1%, Oct leading indicator off more than estimated -0.4% to -0.8% MoM.
- Tsys saw renewed selling after comments from Boston Fed Pres Collins that 75bp NOT off the table - adding to decline of year-end step-down expectations after StL Fed Bullard's hawkish comments early Thursday.
- Fed Dec hike pricing up to appr 55bp now priced on OIS, or about 20% probability implied or about +1.5bp today or 2.5bp since before Bullard opined on 7% rates yesterday. Recall that pricing went as low as 51bp in the aftermath of the October CPI reading. Terminal pricing continues to rise above 5% mid-2023 to 5.06% (5.08% pre-CPI).
- Of note, the dip in year end policy-pivot expectations has contributed to heavy short end selling which in turn extends 2s10s inversion to new all-time low of 71.410 Friday morning - to -70.307 currently.
- Of note: Fed Chair Powell to speak on Nov 30 at Brookings at 1330ET - prior to this, he didn't have a speaking engagement on the calendar before the Dec FOMC. It will be a must-watch as it comes only 2 days before the pre-meeting blackout period.