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April 1, 2020

Economic Fallout: Here Comes Congress!

The massive U.S. stimulus bill that President Trump signed last week is designed to help individuals and businesses facing disruption caused by the coronavirus. However, Congress may have to do more in the months ahead.

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March 18, 2020

Policymakers: Pulling Out All The Stops

In the face of the most serious global health crisis in more than a century, fiscal and monetary policymakers around the world will very likely have to pull out all the stops in an effort to prevent what currently looks like an inevitable recession from turning into a depression, and to stop financial markets from shifting from a drawdown into a meltdown.

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March 12, 2020

Economic Outlook Update: ILU Trajectories

The spread of COVID 19, volatile financial markets, new historical lows for U.S. bond yields, and a rare intermeeting rate cut by the Federal Reserve made for a highly unusual backdrop for PIMCO’s quarterly Cyclical Forum in early March.

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March 11, 2020

When Rate Cuts and Quantitative Easing Fall Flat

The plunge in the 10-year U.S. Treasury yields over the last week reflects the growing anticipation that the Fed and other central banks will cut rates and use other policy tools, including quantitative easing, to keep financial conditions from tightening during this period of volatility.

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March 4, 2020

Fed Moves First to Counter COVID 19 Market Fears

the Federal Reserve surprised markets with an emergency interest rate cut of 50 basis points (bps). The Fed’s move is likely the first in a series of synchronized actions by the G-7 aiming to support developed market economies as the coronavirus continues to spread outside of China.

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February 26, 2020

Asset Allocation Views: Prolonging the Expansion

Following a bumpy 2019 for global growth, we see economic momentum recovering in 2020. While the global health crisis adds uncertainty to the economic outlook, we believe the economic and market risks will be temporary.

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February 5, 2020

March May Matter More for Investors Watching U.S. Primaries

Over the next few weeks, the financial markets may react to the early primary results, but we think it is important for investors not to get sidetracked by any primary-related volatility. The 2020 Democratic nominating contest could last longer than previous primary cycles – and the ultimate outcome could look quite different from the results in the early contests.

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January 22, 2020

Key Geopolitical Risks to Oil in 2020

The areas of greatest concern today tilt primarily to upside risk to prices, particularly with an easing of U.S.–China trade tensions. However, there are regions and scenarios we do not have the space here to discuss, we expect new risks will likely emerge, and not all risks will be price-bullish.

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December 24, 2019

Sponsored Repo: Salve for a Constrained Repo Market, or Potential Funding Destabilizer?

A series of imbalances have arisen in money markets in the decade since the financial crisis, including September’s dramatic spike in overnight repo rates. We believe market participants’ increased reliance on overnight funding and banks’ reduced ability to intermediate money markets under post-crisis regulations were key drivers of this spike – and continue to leave repo markets vulnerable.

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December 18, 2019

The End of the Beginning

While the election result reduces Brexit uncertainty significantly, it doesn’t eliminate it. Will there be an extension of the transition period? How will any deal affect the economy? In the meantime, UK banks and sterling, especially wounded since the 2016 referendum, still offer value, while low-yielding gilts look unattractive relative to other government debt, such as U.S. Treasuries.

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September 25, 2019

September Fed Meeting: Divisions Over the Path of Policy

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) reduced the fed funds range by another 25 basis points to 1.75%–2.00% at its September meeting, making this the second cut since the Federal Reserve stopped hiking interest rates last December. However, we see two bigger takeaways from Wednesday’s meeting. First, Fed officials remain divided on the appropriate near-term path for interest rates; and second, the Fed could announce a change to its current balance sheet policy as early as October.

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September 18, 2019

Saudi Oil Site Attacks Exacerbate Tightening Supply, Add to Price Risk Premium

Oil prices surged Monday after attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq processing plant and Khurais oil field Saturday suspended more than half the country’s oil production. While the ultimate impact will depend on a combination of the extent of damage, the U.S. and Saudi response, and whether further attacks occur, the current production decline will exacerbate the tightening in the oil market that was already underway and could add a more lasting geopolitical risk premium to prices.

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August 28, 2019

Global Fetters: Insights From Jackson Hole

While Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium last week didn’t break any new ground other than confirming market pricing for further near-term rate cuts, several academic papers presented at the symposium and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s luncheon speech provided deeper insights into global monetary linkages that have become an increasing headache for central bankers both in the U.S. and elsewhere. While a brief blog post won’t do justice to all of these contributions, here are my main takeaways.

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August 21, 2019

Yield Curve Inversion: Markets Are Correct to Price In Higher Recession Risk

On 14 August, the yield spread between two-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds moved below zero for the first time since February 2006. Though it has since widened back to positive territory, the move was significant because such “inversions” of the yield curve – in which short-maturity yields exceed those for longer-maturity bonds – have preceded nearly all recessions dating back to the 1950s. The move has also, understandably, made investors more wary of the economic outlook.

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