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Take Five: UK May-day and U.S. curveballs - World markets themes for the week ahead


(Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/ CURVE-BALLSWith major parts of the U.S. economy visibly slowing, the Treasury market has reacted in a striking manner - the 10-year yield is close to falling below the two-year yield, which would mark the curve inversion that has preceded every recession in the last 40 years. Signs of slowdown have persuaded markets to bet the Fed will slow the pace of rate increases next year. But wait. Inflation is running at a 9-month high, annual ...

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 18:44 IST