US yields move higher

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Fed's Powell admits that it is time to retire the term "transitory" for inflation. The dollar moved higher on the comment. Stocks dip and US yields move higher (although still lower)

  • NASDAQ index -32 points
  • 10 year yield up to 1.453% from 1.412% low. Two year 0.496% up from 0.441%
  • USDJPY moves up from 112.524 to 113.336

Market moving comments from Powell:

  • it's a good time to retire "transitory" for inflation
  • very surprising that labor force participation has moved sideways
  • a big part of flat labor force participation rate is the pandemic
  • it will take longer to get labor force participation back
  • risk of higher inflation is a risk to getting back to full employment