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Eye-Watering CPI Might Drive 75-100 bps Hike from BOC, DXY Imply Reverts

Canada’s inflation metrics rise throughout the board and beat estimates by a large sufficient margin to extend the chances of some critical mountain climbing by the BOC in June.

Wednesday US money market shut:

  • The Dow Jones Industrial rose 249.59 factors (0.71%) to shut at 35,160.79
  • The S&P 500 index rose -2.76 factors (2.51%) to shut at 34,058.75
  • The Nasdaq 100 index fell -211.727 factors (-1.49%) to shut at 13,998.53

Asian futures:

  • Australia’s ASX 200 futures are up 27 factors (0.36%), the money market is presently estimated to open at 7,596.20
  • Japan’s Nikkei 225 futures are up 40 factors (0.15%), the money market is presently estimated to open at 27,257.85
  • Hong Kong’s Grasp Seng futures are down -150 factors (-0.72%), the money market is presently estimated to open at 20,794.67
  • China’s A50 Index futures are up 18 factors (0.13%), the money market is presently estimated to open at 13,570.71

US indices diverged as we speak which noticed the S&P 500 put up a minor achieve but the Nasdaq selloff, after Netflix (NFLX) posted their first subscription drop in a decade. The inventory fell as a lot as -38.4% in a single day to finally shut down by round -30% throughout its worst day in practically -decades.

Europe was greater and the DAX broke out in step with our bias and reached our preliminary goal at 14,360. This reaffirms our suspicions that the corrective low was seen at 13,887 and 14,600 now comes into focus for bulls.

Volatility subsides within the commodity area

Silver was successfully flat and closed on its 20-day eMA, while gold printed a small bullish candle and closed simply above its 20-day eMA. While our core bias for gold is for a break above 2000, our near-term bias stays bearish beneath 1965 and for a run right down to 1925. A direct break above 1965 invalidates that near-term bias. WTI successfully tracked silver with a flat shut and Doji on the day by day timeframe after discovering assist at $100.

Inflation retains doing its factor

And by that, we imply inflating. New Zealand’s annual CPI rose to a 32-year excessive of 6.9% (and up 1.8% q/q). But the New Zealand greenback was off round -0.5% because it missed expectations, regardless that these punchy numbers do imply that the RBNZ could hike one other 50-bps at their subsequent assembly.

As for the BOC, some are speculating a 75-100 bps hike in June following their ripper of an inflation report. There are a number of headline prints throughout the Canadian inflation report, most of which accelerated to a multi-decade excessive, none of which got here in softer. CPI rose to a 31-year excessive of 6.7% and beat estimates of 6.1%. The BOC inflation fee hit a file excessive of 5.5%, and all three most popular inflation gauges for BOC rose in tandem. (Median CPI reached a 31-year excessive, trimmed a 3-year excessive, frequent a 13-year excessive).

Provided that the BOC raised their issues that top inflation will grow to be “entrenched”, these eye-watering CPI prints not solely cements a 50-bps hike at their subsequent assembly but additionally will increase the chances of a 75-bps or 100-bps hike in June. Apparently it has been confirmed that Statistics Canada will add used automobiles to their inflation print from subsequent month while possible means we’ll see even greater inflation going ahead. The Canadian greenback was initially greater in opposition to the board however made notable features in opposition to USD, CHF and GBP.

USD greenback falters round 101

Weak housing knowledge weighed on the US greenback and bond yields in a single day, permitting commodity currencies to exhibit some imply reversion. It was the worst session in over three-weeks for DXY and now appears to be like set to retest 100 throughout the subsequent 24 hours. This additionally noticed USD/JPY do one thing peculiar and print a down-day. Markets now see the ‘line within the sand’ for the yen at 130 and we suspect markets wish to at the very least check it however yields possible must additionally rise for that to occur earlier than later. USD/CAD suffered its worst session since August 2021 and AUD/USD closed firmly above 0.7400 in step with our bullish bias outlined in Tuesday’s report.

Taking a better take a look at DXY recommend it could have extra room to imply revert. Tuesday’s excessive coincided with RSI hitting oversold and shut outdoors the higher Keltner band. That is additionally the place the month-to-month and weekly R2 pivots reside, and as we speak’s bearish outdoors candle helps to mark a swing excessive and start its pullback. While assist was discovered on the 10-day eMA, we predict it may possibly now transfer its means again right down to 100 and even the 20-day eMA (and weekly S1) at 99.80. Ought to proof of a swing low materialise then we’d think about switching again to a bullish bias. Bond yields will likely be a key market to look at to see how deep any pullback will likely be for the greenback kind right here.

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