Today’s Outlook:
The US Inflation announcement (for August) came in at 3.7% yoy, slightly higher than expectations of 3.6%; as energy prices soared. US Treasury yields did not budge much when the Inflation data came out, suggesting that the Fed will indeed put the brakes on interest rate hikes at its meeting next week. The 10-year benchmark bond rose 5/32 to yield 4.2455%, from 4.264% at Tuesday’s close. Meanwhile, the 30-year bond rose 8/32 putting the yield at 4.3309%, from 4.346%. On the other hand, Core Inflation which excludes prices of volatile goods such as food and fuel, rose 4.3% as expected and is still on track to leap towards the Fed’s target of 2%. Continuing today, PPI or Producer Price Index readings, as well as Retail Sales & Initial Jobless Claims will also be the focus of the market; as the Federal Reserve meeting to determine interest rates next week where a 97% chance of the Fed Funds Rate will be held at its current level of 5.25%-5.50%, according to CME FedWatch.

European Markets: A variety of European economic data was released yesterday, including: UK GDP in July plunged to 0% yoy or even entered recession on a monthly basis at -0.5% mom, as well as their Industrial & Manufacturing Production (July) which weakened further from the previous month; coupled with the overall Eurozone Industrial Production (July) actually falling below expectations, leaving a lackluster market sentiment, especially ahead of the ECB meeting later tonight around 7.15pm GMT which will determine interest rates (survey: fixed at 4.25%).

Asian markets: Japan has released Core Machinery Orders (July) this morning, which failed to meet expectations; later in the day Industrial Production (July) may be more in the spotlight for market participants. The US Dollar Index was flat against a number of other major world currencies, while the Euro deflated 0.16%, and the Japanese Yen weakened 0.22%.

Commodities: Oil prices continued to creep higher on Wednesday (13/09/23) nearing their highest level in November 2022; triggered by growing concerns of inventory shortages plus bullish outlook of global demand based on the latest monthly report from OPEC. However, an unexpected increase in US oil inventories by 3.9 million barrels from the expected minus 1.9 million, caused the movement of Oil prices to be somewhat restrained and slightly weakened both Brent and WTI. On the other hand, Gold prices were slightly lower, moving at a 2-week low after the recent US CPI data release helped boost the US Dollar.

Corporate News
Toyota Astra Financial Offers Sustainable Bonds IV Phase II 2023 Worth IDR 625 Billion PT Toyota Astra Financial Services offers Sustainable bonds IV Phase II Year 2013 amounting to IDR 625 billion. The subsidiary of PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) in the financial sector offers two series of bonds in this issuance. According to KSEI’s statement on Tuesday (13/9/2023), these bonds consist of two series, namely series A with a principal amount of IDR 401.435 billion with a fixed interest rate of 6% per annum and a tenor of 370 days due on October 13, 2023. While series B has a principal amount of IDR 223.565 billion with a fixed interest rate of 6.35% per annum with a tenor of 36 months maturing on October 3, 2026. (Bareksa)

Domestic Issue
Government Absorbs IDR 9 Trillion in Funds from the Auction of Six SBSN Series The government absorbed IDR 9 trillion in funds from the auction of six series of Government Sharia Securities (SBSN) or state sukuk on September 12, 2023. The total incoming bid at the auction period was recorded at IDR 31.33 trillion. In an official statement here on Tuesday, the Directorate General of Financing and Risk Management (DJPPR) of the Ministry of Finance (Kemenkeu) explained that the six series were SPNS12032024 (new issuance), PBS036 (reopening), PBS003 (reopening), PBS037 (reopening), PBS034 (reopening) and PBS033 (reopening). SBSN auctions are conducted through the Bank Indonesia (BI) auction system. The largest auction result came from the PBS033 series with a nominal value won of IDR 4.2 trillion. The incoming bid for the series was recorded at IDR 4.51 trillion with a weighted average yield won of 6.74%. (Antara News)

US10YT hesitated to break Resistance from the previous High level at 4.366% yield resulting in a Shooting Star candle (bearish reversal indication), while RSI showed negative divergence. Yield position has also started to break the first Support, MA10 / 4.253%; and is currently hanging a thin hope on MA20 / yield 4.23% before sinking further to the following support: MA50 / yield 4.10%. ADVISE: consider SELL ON STRENGTH (in part).

ID10YT appears to be facing significant obstacles: Resistance from the previous high level of yield 6.748%; or upper channel resistance right at the high point yesterday of 6.759% up to 6.83% yield. Beware: RSI negative divergence. ADVISE: consider SELL ON STRENGTH (partially). Gap has the potential to close and become Support  around yield 6.65% / 6.595% (by that time MA10 has also gone higher, both serve as Support in that area).

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