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the problem is, the historical analogies -- France 1989, or Volcker 1981 onwards -- are wack. Back then, trade unions had pricing power, and globalism was much weaker = weaker substitution effects, more powerful influence of inflation expectations. France had simultaneous high inflation and high unemployment. Today however, rising unemployment will kill labor's bargaining position. The bond market says demand destruction will lower energy prices and unemployment will kill labor quickly. I'm not arguing with the bond market.
Thanks for this clear and concise analysis 👌
Thank you so much for this update Alf!
Great article thank you for sharing! Love the positive outlook.
"When real yields decline, valuation intensive and risk sentiment driven asset classes generally tend to outperform.
That's because the marginal inflation-adjusted return for owning cash USDs (risk-free real yields) becomes less attractive and the (real) discounting rate for long-term cash flows becomes much less punitive.
Hence, the incentive to chase risk assets is larger - actually, following this narrative one could argue ‘‘the riskier the better’’.
This is why I follow you - you explain why the average person who may not invest in bonds should care about what the bond market is doing. You connect the dots to risk assets. You even clarify/summarize what your podcast guests are saying in a more understandable way for laypeople. Fantastic! I don't know of any other macro analyst who does that.
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Hi Alf, thank you very much for sharing the analysis with us. Just wondering, how do you calculate the 5yr forward, 5yr real yield? I can find the USD I25 FORWARD RATE 5Y5Y on BBG terminal, but which inflation figure do you use to arrive at the real yield? Thanks a million!
Thanks for the post
As usual, excellent.
Best analysis yet!
Thanks a lot for your analysis Alf. Always clear and concise👏🙏
Thanks for a very clear and concise overview, showing in-depth understanding of the markets. Cheers!
A well reasoned thorough analysis. Thanks!
Thank you Alf. I appreciate that you share your knowledge.
Well done Alf... as always!
Very insightful. Picking up on the subtleties in a useful way. Thank you for sharing your work!
Great update. Thank you, Alf!!