US 10-year yield staged a strong rally overnight, closing up 0.052 at 1.342. The development came as markets are awaiting the highly anticipated Jackson Hole Symposium, which kicks off today. While the main highlight is Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s speech on Friday, there would likely be continuous news flow of central banker comments ahead of that.
After Fed hawk Robert Kaplan’s comments the possibly of adjusting the timing of tapering, it seems less likely for Fed to make a September announcement. We’ll look forward to other Fed officials for guidance, as Powell would act like what he used you be, composed, balanced, but non-inspirational.
Some suggested reading on Jackson Hole:
- Jackson Hole Symposium Preview: Affirming Likelihood of Taper Announcement in November while Striking Balance between Strong Data and Pandemic Resurgence
- What Will the Fed Signal at Jackson Hole?
- Jackson Hole Symposium Preview: Powell Under Pressure
As for 10-year yield, it’s back pressing 55 day EMA (now at 1.344) with yesterday’s rise. Sustained trading above there, followed by firm break of 1.420 resistance, should confirm that the correction from 1.765 has completed 1.128. That came after hitting 50% retracement at 1.1345. We should then see further rise back to retest 1.1765 high during the rest of the year, as the world is well-vaccinated to live with the coronavirus.