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Is rising inflation looming?

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby NeilW » January 25th, 2021, 7:12 am

dealtn wrote:GEMMs, despite your claim, do not have the obligation to make markets and liquidity in all market conditions


GEMM Obligations
Firms endorsed by the DMO as GEMMs agree to meet a number of obligations on a continuous basis. The obligations are as follows:
A. Participation in primary issuance
1. GEMMs are expected to play an active role in the issuance, distribution and marketing of UK government debt.
2. GEMMs should aim to purchase at least 2.0% of issuance by sector – conventional and index-linked - on a 6-month rolling average basis.
3. GEMMs are expected to participate in every operation for which they are a designated market maker.
B. Market making
1. GEMMs are committed to make, on demand and in all conditions, continuous and effective two-way prices to their customers, in all gilts in which they are recognised as a market maker.
2. GEMMs must aim to achieve and maintain an individual secondary market share of at least 2.0% on a 6-month rolling average basis, in the sectors for which they are a designated market maker.


https://www.dmo.gov.uk/media/15088/guidebook160316.pdf

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby johnhemming » January 25th, 2021, 7:13 am

NeilW wrote:The evidence from a man in a straitjacket is no use in explaining how the arms move. You may as well try to fly a helicopter using evidence from bus drivers.


We must live in different realities. Our models as to how things actually work don't seem to connect. I continually test my own model against evidence and it fits with the evidence.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby dealtn » January 25th, 2021, 9:36 am

NeilW wrote:
dealtn wrote:GEMMs, despite your claim, do not have the obligation to make markets and liquidity in all market conditions


GEMM Obligations
Firms endorsed by the DMO as GEMMs agree to meet a number of obligations on a continuous basis. The obligations are as follows:
A. Participation in primary issuance
1. GEMMs are expected to play an active role in the issuance, distribution and marketing of UK government debt.
2. GEMMs should aim to purchase at least 2.0% of issuance by sector – conventional and index-linked - on a 6-month rolling average basis.
3. GEMMs are expected to participate in every operation for which they are a designated market maker.
B. Market making
1. GEMMs are committed to make, on demand and in all conditions, continuous and effective two-way prices to their customers, in all gilts in which they are recognised as a market maker.
2. GEMMs must aim to achieve and maintain an individual secondary market share of at least 2.0% on a 6-month rolling average basis, in the sectors for which they are a designated market maker.


https://www.dmo.gov.uk/media/15088/guidebook160316.pdf


You need to read 3.1 Secondary Market Dealing, and in particular 96 and 97.

We can argue what "obligation" means in theory if you like. In practice GEMMs can and do meet that "obligation" by effectively declining to quote. All the GEMMs counterparties know what that means, which is our price will not be the most competitive, but you can have a price if you really need one.

All of which isn't particularly useful in this context, but if you wish, it means that market prices can change. Your argument appears to be that the FX market doesn't have market makers, which means prices are less continuous, and could move more in that volatility. In fact I am being generous to your argument, as my belief is that liquidity is greater, prices are more continuous, and less volatile in FX.

You can have whichever version of the truth you like though. We are agreeing that the relative price of £ against other currencies moves (as is clearly demonstrated by any kind of historical, or graphical representation of those relative prices).

So given we agree, and we are only at variance over the quantum of such moves, we should be able to agree that the prices of imports to a UK consumer are dependent on the FX rate, and changes in the FX rate will affect the price of those consumer goods. The measurement of those prices is the inflation basket, and changes to them the inflation rate.

So are you now prepared to agree that in an open economy where FX prices are not static, that changes in those exchange rates translate into changes in the consumer price, and inflation rate?

It seems very odd you can't take this small step from your own description of how markets work.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby johnhemming » January 25th, 2021, 10:00 am

dealtn wrote:We can argue what "obligation" means in theory if you like.

I would read it as answering the phone and giving some form of price and/or making sure the computers are switched on.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby NeilW » January 25th, 2021, 10:34 am

dealtn wrote:We can argue what "obligation" means in theory if you like. In practice GEMMs can and do meet that "obligation" by effectively declining to quote. All the GEMMs counterparties know what that means, which is our price will not be the most competitive, but you can have a price if you really need one.


It's rather more than that in the "run for the exit situation" you are implying in the FX market. It means I can demand Gilts from you to cover my short positions, and you have to go find them - including getting the DMO to create some for you if necessary. And that makes you patsy in the market - or rather the DMO who is on the hook in extremis. The Gilt issuer takes the cold bath.

None of which applies in the FX market. When the liquidity providers take their balls home you are stuck. And if you are short at that point then you have a default problem and the shorter takes the cold bath, not the currency issuer.

Which systemically makes all the difference.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby dealtn » January 25th, 2021, 10:42 am

NeilW wrote:
dealtn wrote:We can argue what "obligation" means in theory if you like. In practice GEMMs can and do meet that "obligation" by effectively declining to quote. All the GEMMs counterparties know what that means, which is our price will not be the most competitive, but you can have a price if you really need one.


It's rather more than that in the "run for the exit situation" you are implying in the FX market. It means I can demand Gilts from you to cover my short positions, and you have to go find them - including getting the DMO to create some for you if necessary. And that makes you patsy in the market - or rather the DMO who is on the hook in extremis. The Gilt issuer takes the cold bath.

None of which applies in the FX market. When the liquidity providers take their balls home you are stuck. And if you are short at that point then you have a default problem and the shorter takes the cold bath, not the currency issuer.

Which systemically makes all the difference.


Interesting you think you have the upper hand over the market maker when you "demand" to cover your short position.

But whatever. None of which is relevant to inflation, which this thread is about. (Happy for you to start a new one on Gilt market making if that is of interest to you).

Do FX prices move? Does that mean import prices move? Does that affect the inflation calculation?

Yet again you refuse to engage? Are you Meatloaf in disguise trying to claim 2 out of 3 ain't bad?

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby 88V8 » January 25th, 2021, 12:59 pm

NeilW wrote:It will stop since there will be a reduction in sales due to increased prices and no change in wages.

No change in wages? Sao you weren't alive in the 70s...... How soon we forget.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby NeilW » January 25th, 2021, 2:00 pm

88V8 wrote:No change in wages? Sao you weren't alive in the 70s...... How soon we forget.

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And the equivalence is what exactly? Where is the functional shortage coming from where there is an operational monopoly, no desire to implement rationing, rampant unions propping up failed operations or a government that still thought it was running under Bretton Woods?

Looks like you have forgot what actually happened, and turned it into a belief myth. Much as the Germans have with Weimar.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby Charlottesquare » January 25th, 2021, 3:12 pm

NeilW wrote:
88V8 wrote:No change in wages? Sao you weren't alive in the 70s...... How soon we forget.

V8


And the equivalence is what exactly? Where is the functional shortage coming from where there is an operational monopoly, no desire to implement rationing, rampant unions propping up failed operations or a government that still thought it was running under Bretton Woods?

Looks like you have forgot what actually happened, and turned it into a belief myth. Much as the Germans have with Weimar.


My only belief myth I have is that in 1978 when age 18 I started working as a barman (previous to that I washed/collected glasses for two years at 40p and hour so different role) I was paid 50p and hour , by 1984 when I left the job(moved to Aberdeen for my Post Grad) I was paid 75p an hour and the price of the pints I served had also risen roughly in step. (33p a pint in 1978 for Tartan Special 34p for McEwans Export, nip and a half 50p )

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby dealtn » February 5th, 2021, 8:34 am

Energy price cap going up.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55925514

Whilst this will impact measured inflation this factor alone will take some time to work its way into the annual rate. Most of the increase reverses a fall back in October.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby dealtn » February 8th, 2021, 12:09 pm

More evidence of the potential for reported inflation to be rising. Oil prices now above pre-pandemic level, and significantly higher than the lows. Brent Crude >$60, having been <$40.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55975700

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby dspp » February 8th, 2021, 5:29 pm

Just in case anyone's paranoia needs another dose, have one re inflation
http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_da ... ion-charts

YMMV
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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby Stonge » February 8th, 2021, 8:49 pm

Everything I have bought recently has cost a lot more than when I last bought it, not more than two or three years ago: printer cartridges, bedroom furniture, smart phone, clothes, petrol, PC, mugs etc.

Inflation is here and it's going to get worse.

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Re: Is rising inflation looming?

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Postby GoSeigen » February 9th, 2021, 8:04 am

dspp wrote:YMMV


Indeed. Shadowstats are among the biggest charlatans on the internet IMO, along with QAnon, my wife's cousin flogging dodgy watches and all the crypto-coin peddlers.

For years shadowstats claimed inflation was 1% (maybe more) higher than official statistics without a shred of evidence. LOL, the DT even bought into their mythology and regularly published a "Real Inflation Index" or such like... then abruptly dropped it when it fell far below zero!!


GS


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