Daily Market Commentary

March 13, 2018

Bonds
Treasuries rangebound overnight ahead of February CPI at 8:30am ET and 30-year bond reopening at 1pm; there was mild selling pressure during an Asia session as JGB curve steepened into 20-year auction.

Economy
U.S. consumer prices continued to firm in February, indicating inflation is creeping up toward the Federal Reserve’s target without the kind of breakout that would warrant a faster pace of interest-rate hikes.

Global
Brazil analysts are boosting profit forecasts so fast that even the world’s best stock market can’t keep up. As the economy emerges from its worst recession in a century, the Ibovespa has jumped 13 percent this year, the most among major indexes.

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