44 days ago • Posted by Jasper Lawler
Inflation expectations are building: 5Y5Y Swap > 2.5% = Highest since 2018
Bloomberg's Vince Cignarella noting that the five-year/five-year inflation swap is above 2.5% and rising: "that’s the highest since January 2018 and just 10 basis points below levels we saw in January 2017."
Why is this important? As Cignarella explains, "Inflation swaps are used by financial professionals to mitigate/hedge the risk of inflation and are considered reasonably accurate estimates for the break-even rate for the period in question. They’re also helpful to central banks and dealers who are trying to determine the market’s future inflation expectations."