Gold & Bonds Dump, Dollar Jumps As Payrolls Spark Plunge In Rate-Cut Hopes


The massive beat for payrolls, and resurgence in average hourly earnings, prompted a sharp response from markets with the dollar spiking, along with bond yields, as gold and the yield curve tumbled, as rate-cut expectations plunged…

A March cut is now priced at around 20% and 2024 cut expectations have dropped to 125bps…

Source: Bloomberg

The dollar spiked back to unchanged on the week…

Source: Bloomberg

Treasury yields soared, led by the short-end (2Y +19bps). 10Y yields are back above 4.00%…

Source: Bloomberg

Gold dumped…

Source: Bloomberg

Bitcoin is also sliding, back below $43,000…

Source: Bloomberg

And finally, all the US major equity markets are tumbling, led by Small Caps, back into the red from before the FOMC…

Now we all wait to see what Powell says on 60 Minutes…

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