Central Bank Watch

Emerging Markets

The Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Central Bank Watch is a qualitative assessment of the central banks for the Group of Ten nations plus China and South Korea.


The Franklin Templeton Fixed Income (FTFI) Central Bank Watch is a qualitative assessment of the central banks for the Group of Ten (G10) nations plus two additional countries (China and South Korea). Each central bank is scored on three parameters: Inflation Outlook Perception, Quantitative Easing/Liquidity Management Programs, and Interest Rate Forward Guidance. Each parameter can be scored from a range with a minimum of -2 (dovish) and a maximum of +2 (hawkish). The methodology for scoring compares the latest monetary policy statement/press statements with prior ones to see how the language and tone regarding each of these parameters may have changed over time. The scores are ultimately aggregated for each central bank, with a final FTFI score ranking each from -6 (for most dovish) to +6 (for most hawkish). We also provide our one-year ahead policy rate expectations and compare our rankings and expectations with market implied policy rates to evaluate how the difference between our expectations/rankings and market expectations/rankings.



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