A split Bank of England (BoE) decision to keep Interest Rates unchanged and another fall in oil prices were the two big events over the past 24 hours. In terms of market moves, equities were slightly lower (S&P500 – 0.2%), the US dollar was stronger (+0.6%) while Bond Yields were mostly higher across the board. The US dollar (DXY) rose 0.6% and is up 1.0% since the FOMC meeting on Wednesday. US Treasury yields also rose with 10-years up 3.8 bps to 2.16%, and 2- year yields up 2.0 bps to 1.35%. Despite the US dollar reaction to the FOMC statement, the market still prices just under a 50% chance of another rate hike by December and less than 1½ hikes are priced in through to the end of next year – this despite the Fed dot points pointing to four more rate hikes by the end of 2018. It is likely the market will require a pickup in inflation and wages growth to validate the Fed’s rate track.
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The two currencies most resilient to US dollar strength in yesterday’s trading session were the Pound (+0.1%) and the Aussie (-0.1%). Down the bottom of the leader board were the Kiwi (-0.7%) and the Yen (-1.2%) while the Euro (-0.6%) reflected broad US dollar strength.