Flying high, but spotting a few fiscal clouds on the horizon
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Today we note the continued bid tone in US equities and strong momentum there while strong inflationary pressures in China as shown in a high March PPI reading there overnight suggest policy is to remain tight, restraining sentiment. Looking beyond the near term, one fresh source of longer term concern is the future of US fiscal policy, given evidence that "king-maker" Democratic senator Joe Manchin is against ending the filibuster, which would require difficult bipartisan cooperation if new fiscal measures are to see the light of day. A look at a new basket of Chinese consumer stocks, soaring corn prices, oil, gold, patterns in FX and more. On today's call were Peter Garnry on equities, Ole Hansen on commodities, and John J. Hardy hosting and on FX.
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