US MARKETS: Investors weighed Federal Reserve officials’ recent comments for signals on the path of interest rates and focused on the direction of US Treasury yields. Unfortunately, this was not the case for the Dow Jones Industrial Average which broke its 7-day winning streak by edging down 40 pts/-0.12%. As is known, the market has calculated that the Fed is nearing the end of their tight monetary policy, there is even a 50% chance that interest rate cuts could begin to occur in May 2024, as recorded by the CME FedWatch Tool. Longer tenor US Treasury yields, as well as the 10-year tenor, fell a day after the USD40 billion bond auction, which analysts view as reasonable given the increased size of the auction. Market participants will look forward to the US Initial Jobless Claims data where this weekly report is expected to come out at 215k, down slightly from the previous week’s 217k.
EUROPEAN MARKETS: Germany reports CPI (Oct.) as expected at 3.8% yoy. Germany managed to return the Inflation level to its lowest point at the end of August 2021, from the highest peak of 10.4% at the end of November 2022.
ASIA MARKETS: China will again be in the limelight as investors await CPI (Oct.) figures which are predicted to slip back into deflationary territory of -0.2% yoy, from 0.0% in the previous month. Similarly, PPI is expected to sink deeper into deflationary territory, from -2.5% in September to -2.8% this October.
COMMODITIES: Crude oil prices settled at 4-month lows after plunging for 2 consecutive days. WTI (New York) dropped 2.6% on Wednesday, adding to Tuesday’s 4.3% decline. The US Oil benchmark price has slumped 7% since the beginning of November, adding to the 11% avalanche witnessed in October. Meanwhile, Brent (London) dropped 2.5% on Wednesday, sending it below the USD80/barrel price since July 20. For Brent, this month’s decline has been 6% following the 11% slide that occurred in October. The selloff came as assurances from OPEC+ that oil consumption was fine, failed to calm market jitters, partly in reaction to weak economic data from China, a major oil importer, plus the loss of war risk due to the Israel-Hamas conflict, as well as the strengthening of the Dollar – the currency used to trade oil. But the more influential factor on Wednesday was the absence of US weekly inventory figures from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA), due to a reworking of the data collection methodology. This raises questions about how well demand did in the week ending November 3, especially after the American Petroleum Institute, or API, stated that US crude inventories jumped by nearly 12 million barrels last week, compared to trade expectations of a 300,000 barrel decline.
BRI (BBRI) prepares IDR 477 billion to pay off principal of sustainable bonds PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BBRI) stated that it has prepared funds for the repayment of Sustainable Bonds II Bank BRI Phase I Year 2016 Series D. Based on information disclosure on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), the bank issuer coded BBRI has prepared funds worth IDR 477 billion which will mature on December 1, 2023. “The company has provided funds for the principal payment of Sustainable Bonds II Bank BRI Phase I Year 2016 Series D amounting to IDR 477 billion,” wrote BRI Corporate Secretary Agustya Hendy Bernadi, Wednesday (8/11/2023). BBRI reported that the funds were placed in the company’s high quality liquid assets. Furthermore, this bond repayment does not have a material impact that can disrupt BBRI’s liquidity or business continuity. (Bisnis)
From the ST011 Quota of IDR 8 Trillion, IDR 2.1 Trillion Sukuk Have Been Sold The ST011 series of savings bonds has been sold around IDR 2.1 trillion in the 3 days of its offering from the initial total quota of IDR 8 trillion. Based on data from one of the distribution partners (midis) as of Wednesday (8/11/2023) at 17.00 WIB, ST011 sales reached IDR 2.10 trillion of the total quota of IDR 8 trillion. The details are that ST011-T2 sold IDR 1.33 trillion, and ST011-T4 sold IDR 772.78 billion. The remaining quota of ST011-T2 also reached IDR 3.66 trillion from the total target of IDR 5 trillion. Meanwhile, the remaining quota of ST011-T2 amounted to IDR 2.22 trillion from the total target of IDR 3 trillion. On November 6, 2023, the government officially issued the last retail Sharia Securities (SBSN) in 2023, namely the ST011 series Savings Sukuk with an offering period until December 6, 2023. (Bisnis)
US10YT will most likely fulfill its TARGET towards the Support yield from the previous Low level of 4.485% or even to the bearish target of 4.309% from the broken uptrend PARALLEL CHANNEL pattern. Nearest Resistance: MA50 or yield 4.597%. ADVISE: HOLD.
ID10YT has a slight technical rebound surge to the nearest Resistance: MA50 or 6.841% yield. If this technical rebound continues, then the next targets are MA10 & MA20 in the range of 6.969% – 6.977% which is also the lower channel Resistance area. This will prove whether ID10YT is allowed to re-enter its bullish yield or not. If the yield weakens again when it touches the area, then it is better to reduce the position again.
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