10Y Treasury Yield Climbs To 1.783% As Mortgage Rate Hits 3.22% (Highest Since May 2020) As Soaring Nominal Wage Growth Hits

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by confoundedinterest17

It looks like markets are buying into the prospect of The Federal Reserve raising rates three times (Bob) in 2022. And ceasing COVID monetary stimulus.

Today, the 10-year Treasury yield rose to PRE-COVID levels of 1.783%. And the Freddie Mac 30-year mortgage commitment rate rose to 3.22%, the highest since May 2020.

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Today’s rising wage rates (although negative in terms of REAL wage rates) will likely put a Peruvian fire under The Fed’s behind. As of this morning, Fed Funds Futures are still pointing to three rate increases in 2022 (May, July and December).

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And The Fed is supposed to be winding down the COVID monetary stimulus.

Why a Peruvian fire? Even Peru’s central bank is raising its key interest rate to 3% after soaring inflation.

Let’s see if Powell and The Gang follow through … or reveal themselves to be Peruvian Chickens.


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