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Commodities vs. the 30-Year Treasury Yield

Steepener ahead...?
COMMODITIES are usually well aligned with inflation signaling from the bond market, writes Gary Tanashian in his Notes from the Rabbit Hole.
Nominal yields, yield curves, inflation expectations etc typically chime with what commodity prices are doing. So my current views are that if the decades-long Continuum in long-term bond yields rises anew, it will sow the seeds of its (and inflation's) own demise. In other words, the next major event is deflationary.
But first we have been watching for a potentially quite tradable rally in the commodity complex, with a target established, pending CRB daily chart technical confirmation and USD remaining in its currently bearish short-term state (it's long-term state: bull market).
What do we see in the big picture chart?
We see the Continuum in a flag that could well resolve to the upside. We see CRB index and crude oil attempting flag breaks of their own. We see industrial metals dealing with the gross distortions put into the market at the beginning of the Russia/Ukraine war. We see the Ags still in consolidation, and last but never least, we see the deeply inverted yield curve (10-2) potentially making a secondary inversion (retest).
Personally, I think it is going to resolve into a new steepener. Taking it further, I think that the new steepener may start out as inflationary (nominal long-term yields start to rise harder than short-term yields) and then with potentially great violence and mass confusion, morph deflationary (curves can steepen under inflationary or deflationary pressure).
That's what I think. And the thesis fits many other market views we've got going like a bunch of tops spinning in unison on a table.
Just another confusing post by your friends at Confusing, but with elements that are oh so necessary to get right on the big picture macro. This is not a market for easy analysis. Nor biased, dogmatic...or worse...AI-generated robo-analysis.

Gary Tanashian successfully owned and operated a progressive medical component manufacturing company for 21 years, through various economic cycles. This experience gave Gary an understanding of and appreciation for global macroeconomics as it relates to individual markets and sectors. Along the way, Gary developed an almost geek-like interest in technical analysis (TA), to add to a long-time interest in human psychology. Various unique macro market ratio indicators were also added to the mix, with the result being a financial market newsletter, Notes From the Rabbit Hole (NFTRH) that combines these attributes.

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