Inversion: Russia’s Sovereign Yield Curve Inverts As Technical Default Occurs (Russia’s Foreign Bond Sinks To 21.75) Biden Releases 1 1/2 Days Of Strategic Oil Reserves To Lower Prices

The US still has a steeply upward-sloping yield curve, but Russia has the exact opposite: a steeply downward-sloping or inverted yield curve.

Here is a comparison of the US Treasury Actives curve (steeply-upward sloping) compared to Russia’s sovereign curve (steeply-downward sloping).

Russia’s technical default on international bonds has led to its 5.25% coupon international bond (denominated in Euros) to plunge from 131.6 in September 2022 to only 21.75 this morning.

Commodity prices? Commodity prices saw the biggest one-day gain in 13 years on Tuesday.

Between Biden’s anti-fossil fuel executive orders and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, gasoline futures are up 126% since the start of January 2021.

Biden is tapping the US strategic oil reserves releasing 30 million barrels. Unfortunately, this amounts to only 1 1/2 days of US oil consumption. Instead of “Release the Kraken!”, Biden is releasing a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. Woof.

This reminds me of “Does your dog bite?”