The US market notched a weekly loss on Friday as traders weighed a weaker monthly jobs report for June (that missed esstimates for the first time in 15 months), against expectations that the Federal Reserve still remains likely to resume rate hike later this month. The US economy created 209,000 jobs in June, missing the 225,000 expected and a marked decrease from the 306,000 in the prior month. That marked the weakest pace of job creation since December 2020. But average hourly earnings, or wage growth, rose 4.4% last month, topping estimates of 4.2%. While expectations for a July hike remained baked in, investors are betting that the cooling in the labor market would be enough to keep the Fed from hiking rates again in September. This expectation sent the 2-year US Treasury yield tumbling below 5%, but the yield on the longer tenor (10-year) held onto gains.
World Gold prices were near the USD 1,900 midpoint on Friday after weaker-than-expected US Nonfarm Payrolls for June gave hope of a less hawkish Fed when the central bank’s policymakers have to make another interest rate decision at the July FOMC Meeting. As for today, China’s CPI (June) data and Indonesia’s Consumer Confidence Index (June) will be monitored.
Pefindo Affirms idAAA Rating for SMF’s IDR 4.5 Trillion Bond Plan PEFINDO assigned an “idAAA” rating to the planned Sustainable Bond VII of PT Sarana Multigriya Finansial (Persero) (SMF) Year 2023 with a maximum amount of IDR 1.9 trillion and idAAA(sy). for Sukuk Musyarakah I Year 2023 with a maximum amount of IDR 4.5 trillion. At the same time, PEFINDO affirmed its “idAAA” rating to PT Sarana Multigriya Finansial (Persero) (SMF) and its outstanding bonds and idAAA(sy). to SMF’s outstanding Sukuk. The outlook for the Company’s rating is “stable”. (Emiten News)
Corporate Bond Issuance Drops During the First Semester The issuance of corporate bonds was not vibrant enough during the first semester of 2023. PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo) assessed that this was due to the pressure of high-interest rates. Based on data from the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI), the total issuance of corporate debt securities nationwide amounted to IDR 46.31 trillion. This amount decreased by 36% from the issuance of corporate debt securities in the first semester of 2022 which was recorded at IDR 72.73 trillion. President Director of Pefindo Irmawati Amran revealed that the issuance of debt securities and rated by Pefindo also decreased in number. The sluggish issuance in the first semester of this year is partly because companies are still wary of interest rates that are at high levels. Issuers generally expect low interest rates so as not to be burdened by coupon or interest costs during the bond issuance. (Kontan)
US10YT yield has made its way back in the highest area this year, staying above the psychological level of yield above 4% and even the high reached 4.094%. Although a strong Uptrend must be recognized, please consider the RSI Overbought position when the US10YT yield is in the resistance area as it is today. Anticipate a short consolidation to Support: yield 3.968% – 3.928% (MA10). ADVISE: HOLD, SELL ON STRENGTH or set your Trailing Stop.
Meanwhile, ID10YT is still struggling in the Downtrend PARALLEL CHANNEL pattern despite a technical rebound from the lower channel support position. ID10YT yield still has to struggle to break MA10 & MA20 which makes it the nearest Resistance range: 6.257% – 6.286%; up to 6.303% at the upper channel barrier. ADVISE: Average Up accordingly, or Wait & See.
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