MONTHLY REPORTS - AUGUST 2023
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Rapid US disinflation but Fed caution continues
G7 economies have withstood policy tightening to date, apart from a mild Eurozone recession. Fed tightening may be nearly complete, but sticky core inflation makes early easing unlikely. Treasuries are rangebound awaiting signs tightening is complete. IG credits are relatively cheap, after recent high yield outperformance.
- Macro and policy backdrop – Service sectors stay robust, as lower inflation eases pressure on central banks
- Yields, curves and spreads – Curve inversions remain, except in Japan, where steepening follows Bank of Japan move
- Sovereign and climate bonds – “Greenium” stabilizes after duration and country weight changes squeezed it in 2022
- Performance – Gilts rallied in July, but 12M returns dominated by euro-driven gains in long euro governments and EM bonds
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