Snippet from UBS Global Wealth Management hinting at market complacency:
- Markets are already pricing in a soft landing, and increasingly with the belief that relatively little growth pain is required for inflation to gradually return to 2%,”
- The markets are vulnerable to any signs that the economy, with the Fed’s steering, is at risk of not sticking to that soft landing.
A strong NFP report later on Friday could be a catalyst for expectations of perhaps more Fed rate hikes ahead and could give a bit of a wobble to complacency.
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And, earlier from UBS:
This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com. Source