Fed Death Star blows Australian dollar sky high

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Macro Afternoon

DXY continues its unapologetic free-fall:

The Australian dollar is getting blown sky high:

Gold wow:

Oil meh:

Metals ramping:

Miners ride on:

EM stocks breaking out:

Junk too:

Yields crushed!

Stocks rebounded but still look very t0ppy:

The only chart that matters is diminishing as the AUD turns stronger than stocks:

The patterns are all classic Fed-driven reflation. The problem remains that it is all fake, especially the EM bid, a complex of economies currently sinking into virus hell. But markets don’t care. The Jedi Fed has waved its hand and whispered that “this is not the depression you are looking for” and the bid is in regardless of reality, or until it strikes back:

The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals.

The coronavirus outbreak is causing tremendous human and economic hardship across the United States and around the world. Following sharp declines, economic activity and employment have picked up somewhat in recent months but remain well below their levels at the beginning of the year. Weaker demand and significantly lower oil prices are holding down consumer price inflation. Overall financial conditions have improved in recent months, in part reflecting policy measures to support the economy and the flow of credit to U.S. households and businesses.

The path of the economy will depend significantly on the course of the virus. The ongoing public health crisis will weigh heavily on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook over the medium term. In light of these developments, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. The Committee expects to maintain this target range until it is confident that the economy has weathered recent events and is on track to achieve its maximum employment and price stability goals.

The Committee will continue to monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlook, including information related to public health, as well as global developments and muted inflation pressures, and will use its tools and act as appropriate to support the economy. In determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the stance of monetary policy, the Committee will assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to its maximum employment objective and its symmetric 2 percent inflation objective. This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international developments.

To support the flow of credit to households and businesses, over coming months the Federal Reserve will increase its holdings of Treasury securities and agency residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities at least at the current pace to sustain smooth market functioning, thereby fostering effective transmission of monetary policy to broader financial conditions. In addition, the Open Market Desk will continue to offer large-scale overnight and term repurchase agreement operations. The Committee will closely monitor developments and is prepared to adjust its plans as appropriate.

Voting for the monetary policy action were Jerome H. Powell, Chair; John C. Williams, Vice Chair; Michelle W. Bowman; Lael Brainard; Richard H. Clarida; Patrick Harker; Robert S. Kaplan; Neel Kashkari; Loretta J. Mester; and Randal K. Quarles.

The Fed is sailing global forex markets in a money printing Death Star that is aiming a deflationary cannon at any economy in its path that does not match it. Australia has responded by launching Phil Lowe in a clapped-out space suit armed with a spoon.

There’ll be no happy ending for Princess AUD this time.

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    • DingwallMEMBER

      Will Powell ever be thrown out into the streets to see what his stupidity has created? And hopefully be beaten up in various protests.

  1. Ok Dave, so when does the AUD and the bullshido economy underneath it finally get torpedoed? 18 months?

  2. DingwallMEMBER

    I wonder what is really bubbling/boiling in the background with the US’s “trade war that comes and goes” with China (along with the odd crony) ? The trade war rhetoric seems to get trundled out occasionally but is the continued drive downwards of DXY at odds with any trade or cold type war?

  3. That Karen from Brighton is a bitch but I’d really love to see her and Dan Andrews in a bare knuckle contest in Burke street. Or wherever the f.k is relevant Melbun.

  4. David, Dalian futures point to AUD going significantly higher form here. SPX is becoming less relevant each day.

  5. 80c by the end of the year. The Fed is not going to stop printing.
    Everyone’s hitting the accelerator before the crash. What a mess.

  6. PayPal just now, 1 aud equal 69 usd. Time we aus were self sufficient. Online 1 aud equals 72 usd. So annoying, no respect for the cheating.