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ECB Follows FED’s path!

ECB Follows FED’s path!

Treasuries are mostly underperforming Europe where rates have also  climbed on the ECB’s hike and as President Lagarde stressed the Bank is not pausing. US equity futures have been in the red, with the US30US500 US100 close to yesterday’s lows. Shares of PacWest Bancorp has fallen -$2.67 (-41.59%) in value.  The Bancorp are trading down -$2.67 or -41.59%. USDIndex The number of people who have risen to 101.37 The data is a great help. 100.74, Yesterday, the FOMC was in a slump. EURUSD has held above the 1,10 mark, and the overall reaction to the market is pretty mixed.

ECB slows pace with a 25 bp rise. The decision is expected and brings the main refinancing rates to 3.75%. The deposit rate will remain at 3.25%. In the initial statement, it was stated that inflation is still too high and price pressures are still strong. It stressed though that “the past rate increases are being transmitted forcefully to euro area financing and monetary conditions”. The impact of previous rate increases is emphasized a little more. Further decisions will remain data dependent and “based on its assessment of the inflation outlook in light of the incoming economic and financial data, the dynamics of underlying inflation, and the strength of monetary policy transmission”. No clear hint was given…

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