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G10 Macro Rates Market Analysis – Weekly Review – 27th July 2020

27 July 2020

With the Pacific G10 Macro Rates Team 
The summer markets settled in last week, helped by the 2-day holiday in Japan originally scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Equities finished the week flat to slightly lower, the yield on 10y Treasury Bonds was 0.05% lower on a week with little volatility in other G10 Government Bonds markets. Geopolitical tensions between the US and China triggered risk-off moves towards the end of the week, but the market reaction remained muted.  

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G10 Macro Rates Market Analysis – Weekly Review – 20th July 2020

20 July 2020

With the Pacific G10 Macro Rates Team 
The week started with good Chinese GDP data (+3.2% vs +2.4% exp., -6.8% prev.) this was stronger than expected but it is still a long way from the 5% to 6% target. Inflation data was also released from several areas and was muted at best. With participants of the view that significant economic slack will persist for some time it is difficult to imagine the inflation data changing dramatically over the coming months.  

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G10 Macro Rates Market Analysis – Weekly Review – 13th July 2020

13 July 2020

With the Pacific G10 Macro Rates Team 
Chinese equities rallied strongly last week, posting a 7.6% gain. US yields were less impressive, the US 30y rallied over 16bp at one point and there was also a significant flattening of the yield curve. These moves in US yields were despite a very large net issuance of 94bln (estimated) and the previous Friday’s very positive jobs number.  

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Multi-Asset – CIO Monthly View – June 2020

06 July 2020

CIO Monthly View with Will Bartleet, CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Markets continued to move higher in June although volatility returned as COVID-19 infection rates picked up sharply in some US states. Whilst new cases continue to decline in most of Europe, America is much more bifurcated: outbreaks are falling rapidly in the states that were worst affected in March and April, while states such as Texas, California, Florida and Arizona are seeing a rapid increase in new cases. 

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