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Rates Spark: A Decisive Week Ahead

Summary

  • Rates have adjusted higher over the course of the week, with the unabated rise in energy prices adding to the backdrop of central banks having turned more hawkish.
  • Next week's US jobs data could cement a Fed taper announcement in November and add to the markets' feeling of a mistake in the making.
  • Risk assets continue to trade subdued, and it is difficult to see what could get them out of their rut. And that may eventually feed back into rates at some point to slow their increase.

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By Antoine Bouvet, Benjamin Schroeder, Padhraic Garvey, CFA

Awaiting the curve's verdict

The upcoming week will be decisive for US markets and their pricing of the Fed’s monetary policy. Next Friday will see the release of

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