A new abbreviation has made its way into the vocabulary of those with an interest in finance, markets, the state of the economy or all of the above. So, what is this ‘Bank Term Funding Program’, and does it really differ from QE in nature?
5 things we watch: Deposit flights, lending standards, liquidity, peak rates and PMIs
It’s been another of those macro weeks that makes you 10 years older in a matter of days. We look at the timeliest indicators of the deposit flight crisis and assess how to deal with it.
Steno Signals #37: Revisiting the macro regime indicators considering recent developments
February did not play out fully as expected by our Macro regime indicator. We will assess why in the weekly editorial and update projections for March.
Something for your Espresso: On PBoC liquidity alert..
PBoC injected almost “war-like” liquidity on Friday. Is this another sign of Chinese authorities really trying to pump liquidity into the system? This week we watch RBNZ, PCE prices and Japanese inflation.
Steno Signals #36 – Why 50% of the current rebound is manufactured in a spreadsheet
We experience seasonal adjustments to an extent NEVER seen in time series history for CPI, Retail Sales and ISM numbers in January. Are we amidst a spreadsheet rebound or an actual economic rebound? We lean towards the former. Here is why…
Something for your Espresso: Inflation crossroads
We are standing at cross-roads. Will waning inflation allow the market to speculate in a soft landing after Tuesdays numbers again?
Steno Signals #35 – Has global liquidity bottomed already?
We have been spending countless hours discussing the liquidity outlook in the US, but developments elsewhere are equally as interesting. JPY and CNY liquidity is on the RISE, which has turned the tide on “global liquidity”. Position accordingly?
Asset Allocation Watch: Introducing our macro regime indicator methodology
Our macro regime indicator is based on liquidity, inflation and growth, which are the three most important tactical asset allocation variables. Here is how we have built the framework and what to expect from it in the coming months.
Steno Signals #33: The USD liquidity cushion is alive and well
When the TGA is built up due to T-bills issuance, the ON RRP usage drops, which net/net means that USD liquidity keeps printing at more benign levels than anticipated by many. This will continue throughout February and March
U.S Debt Ceiling Countdown #1 – USD liquidity to be added before the big political stand off
On Thursday, the U.S. hits its 31.4 trillion-dollar debt limit. If Congress fails to raise or suspend the limit, the U.S. risks defaulting on its foreign debt with global economic ramifications. So naturally, Steno Research is launching a new ‘U.S. Debt Countdown’ watch series to keep tabs on when the U.S reaches the magic ‘X Date’: the day when The Treasury runs out of ‘extraordinary measures’ to postpone the worst-case scenario, and must succumb to default.
Steno Signals #31 – The recession that EVERYONE agrees upon
Everyone agrees that a recession will hit this year, but will the Chinese reopening wreak havoc with the very uniform positioning across assets? Our flagship editorial Steno Signals is out every Sunday at 14 CET / 08 ET
5 things we watch! China, inflation, debt ceiling, liquidity, and recession
Every Wednesday, our Head of Research Andreas Steno, goes through the 5 most important themes/charts in global macro right now and how we assess them. Enjoy!