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The inversion of the yield curve continues to grow in the US bond market

Meanwhile, the US stock index is one step away from another collapse. The S&P500 index is preparing to break through the support of $3,835 as the yield of 10-year treasury bonds exceeded 3.5% for the first time since 2011. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve System is expected to fight inflation more confidently, and the bond market continued its bearish trend ahead of another giant interest rate hike expected this week.

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The inversion of the yield curve continues to grow in the US bond market

The yield on 10-year bonds jumped 6.6 basis points to 3.516%, exceeding the psychological resistance level observed since mid-June. The pressure from sellers was also more focused on policy-sensitive two-year bonds, with their yields jumping 7.5 basis points to 3.94%, marking a new high since October 2007, which only increased the inversion of the yield curve, indicating the onset of a technical recession in the economy.

At the moment, traders are betting that on Wednesday, at least, we are all waiting for another increase of three-quarters of a point. Some are confident that after the latest US inflation data, Chairman Jerome Powell and the entire committee may decide on an unprecedented increase in the cost of borrowing by 100 basis points at once. This will help curb price pressures, which have shown little sign of abating even after the recent summer round of rate hikes.

Economists are also revising their forecasts about how high the US central bank may eventually go with an increase in interest rates and to what level it will raise them. Some expect that in 2023, rates may peak above 4%.

Against the same background, fears are growing that the economy may collapse, prompting politicians to cut rates next year. This is illustrated by the above inversion between short-term and long-term Treasury bond yields, which is now the deepest since 2000. The two-year yield is 0.42 percentage points higher than the 10-year and about 0.37 percentage points higher than the 30-year bond. Five-year Treasury securities with inflation protection exceeded their 2018 maximum of 1.172%, reaching 1.22%.

This week, in addition to the Fed meeting, there will also be meetings of several other central banks. These include the Bank of England, the Swiss National Bank, and the Riksbank of Sweden. The Bank of Japan is also holding a policy meeting.


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As for the technical picture of the S&P500, after yesterday's collapse and "gap down," the pressure on the index remains. To build an upward correction in an attempt to find the bottom, the bulls need to overcome the level of $3,872, which will take them to $3,905. Only a breakdown of this range will support a new upward momentum, already aimed at the resistance of $3,942 and $3,968. The furthest target will be in the area of $4,038. In the event of further downward movement, the breakdown of $3,835 will lead to $3,801, pushing the trading instrument back to a minimum of $3,772, from a direct road to the area of $3,744, where the pressure on the index may weaken slightly.

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