June 18, 2019 / 3:14 PM / 3 months ago

Draghi questions market-based inflation indicators

SINTRA, Portugal, June 18 (Reuters) - Some market-based measures of inflation expectations have lost significance “due to technical conditions”, the European Central Bank’s President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday.

“Some of these market-based inflation expectation indicators have lost some inflation content due to technical conditions that have affected those markets, especially in more recent times,” Draghi told the ECB’s annual policy conference in Sintra, Portugal.

The five-year, five-year forward swap, a closely watched measure of euro zone inflation compensation based on derivative contracts, hit an all-time time low on Monday, although the volume of trades underpinning it has dried up. (Reporting by Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa)

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