Yield Curve and Spreads Ahead of the Fed Rate Cut Decision
The Fed will cut rates in about 20 minutes. This is what the yield curve looked like ahead of the announcement.
Yield Curve 2019-07-31 Pre-FOMC Announcement
The yield curve, especially counting the Fed Funds Rate at 2.40% is massively inverted. The 3-month is inverted out to 10 years, but now just barely.
I will do a comparison later today of the changes.
Yield Curve Screaming for Cuts
There is currently no economic basis for a rate cut. Jim Bianco at Bianco research says the yield curve alone is reason enough.
Certainly, the yield curve is screaming for cuts along with President Trump who says Bigger is Better: A "Small Cut" Won't Do.
How Will the Curve React?
My Reply to Bianco
If the goal is to un-invert the curve I rather doubt even 50 basis points would do.
But why should that be the goal?
The yield inverted yield curve is a symptom, not the problem. I propose a recession is coming no matter what the Fed does.
The bubbles are too many and the economic distortions too great for economic policy to fix the problems.
It is impossible to un-blow bubbles.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock