Fed Officials are sharing the same hawkish tone that they will probably need to raise interest rates to “just above” 5% and hold them there for a period, worries mounted that an aggressive stance by central banks could push the global economy into a slowdown. Earlier, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde pushed up euro zone bond yields slightly by telling the World Economic Forum’s Davos gathering the bank would stay the course with rate hikes. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields edged off four-month lows as they neared a key technical level and the recent bond rally appeared overdone in the near term. The 10-year yields were last at 3.397%, after earlier dropping to 3.321%, the lowest since Sept. 13. The 200-day moving average alias long-term Support is at 3.292%. The yields have fallen from 3.905% at year-end, and from a 15-year high of 4.338% on Oct. 21. Meanwhile, The Bank of Japan (BOJ) may raise a cap set around its 10-year bond yield target to 0.75% or double it to 1.0% by around mid-year if inflation overshoots its expectations as it still won’t budge from 4% , the highest level in four decades.
TBIG: Will Pay Off Maturity Bonds This Year. PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk (TBIG) will pay off its maturing bonds this year. In total, the amount of TBIG bonds maturing in 2023 is IDR5.96 trillion. The company said that TBIG did not refinance o pay off the maturing bonds. The bonds will be repaid using the company’s internal cash. (Bisnis Indonesia)
Social Security Agency for Employment (BPJS Kesehatan) Will Purchase Bonds. Social Security Agency for Employment (BPJS Kesehatan) takes a cautious stance in its investment strategy in 2023. This is reflected in the institution’s continued move to increase ownership in debt securities or bonds. Indeed, the contribution of bonds has been the largest recently in the investment portfolio of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan. Up to the end of 2022, bonds contributed 70.7% of the total managed funds and the majority in the form of Government Bonds (SUN). As of the end of December 2022, the total investment funds managed by BPJS Ketenagakerjaan reached IDR626.9 trillion, growing by 13.12% from the same position in 2021. (Kontan)
ID10YT Yield not yet able to break the nearest Resistance: MA10 / 6.77, and instead, it went reversed back towards the Support of the previous Low at 6.62. This movement could still have a bullish reversal opportunity as long as it forms a Double Bottom pattern, indicated by the RSI which is still consistently positive divergence. However, from the current appearance, ADVISE positioning Buy is not really recommended and it is better to monitor the strength of Support first. The US10YT yield has more upside probability after a rebound reaction at the lower wedge Support around 3.30, although not so impactful if it is still unable to break the nearest resistance of: MA10 / 3.48. However, if it can break the MA10 level, then the US10YT yield will move towards TARGET: 3.61-3.62, which is the gathering point of MA20 & MA50. ADVISE: Average Up >3.45
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