With the rift growing, overnight index swaps
are pricing in almost three rate cuts by the Federal Reserve by the end of the year, as Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the US economy faces 'significant risks.' After slapping higher tariffs on Chinese goods, President Donald J.
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Poloz said, "Right now things are fine, but the tension is there, the vulnerability is increasing, and since the economy is close to where it belongs, interest rates are headed higher." Poloz gave no hints about the timing of the bank's next rate hike, but his upbeat tone boosted the Canadian dollar and increased market expectations for a rate hike in July to 73 percent from 68 percent before he spoke, data from the overnight index swaps
The overnight index swaps
(OIS) curve, derived from forward interbank lending rates and used as a gauge of policy rate expectations, has dropped 1-5 basis points since the start of the year in Australia, New Zealand and India and held steady in Japan.
Central banks can promote alternative rates such as overnight rates and overnight index swaps
(OIS) rates, the report said.
India's bond yields and overnight index swaps
(OIS) rates fell on the news, with some investors predicting the low number will lead the Reserve Bank of India to cut the repo rate at its policy meeting on July 31.
The spread between three-month interbank euro lending rates and less risky overnight index swaps
is now as wide as it was prior to the worst of the financial crisis.
Overnight Index Swaps
linked to the April 7 meeting have risen to their highest levels since ECB President Trichet took markets by surprise at the March policy meeting by signalling a rate hike was likely next month.
Meanwhile the closely-watched spread between three-month lending rates and overnight index swaps
, a sign of where markets think Bank rate will be in three months time, narrowed to 1.86%, the smallest gap since early October.
These concerns are shown in the closely-watched spread between three-month interbank rates and overnight index swaps
- a measure of where markets think interest rates will be in three months' time.