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  • MBS RECAP: 2/29/2012

    February 29 2012, 4:19 PM
    - Economic Activity Increased At A Modest To Moderate Pace - Manufacturing Continued At A Steady Pace - Nonfinancial Services Activity Remained Stable Or Increased - Banking Conditions Generally Improved - Consumer Spending Generally Positive, Outlook...
  • Bond Markets Remain in Weaker Territory Following Bernanke Testimony

    by Matthew Graham on February 29 2012, 2:15 PM
    ( MBS Live ) - 1:51 PM - For all the apparent drama on the short term charts, today's sell-off in bond markets is rather orderly in broader contexts. Traders have grown increasingly accustomed to finding opportunities in market movement that is historically...
  • MBS MID-DAY: 2/29/2012

    February 29 2012, 11:19 AM
    After a stronger-than-expected Chicago PMI bond markets began to weaken, but had held within their 2-day range until the release of Bernanke's prepared speech. Though there were no major surprises in the testimony, Bernanke's mention of short...
  • The Day Ahead: European Refi Day, Bernanke at Congress, and 1st Q4 GDP Revision

    by Matthew Graham on February 29 2012, 12:07 AM
    Markets mostly shrugged off a much-better-than-expected Consumer Confidence number on Tuesday in favor of a much worse-than-expected Durable Goods report, at least at the beginning of the day. Things exceedingly choppy within the scope of this week's...
  • MBS RECAP: 2/28/2012

    February 28 2012, 4:19 PM
    Although the movement is fairly tame from a longer-term perspective, relative to the narrow 2-day range, today has seen some big swings. The most recent is upon us presently, with 10yr yields spiking to the highs of the day and MBS once again approaching...
  • MBS Prices From Lows to Highs in Just Over an Hour

    by Matthew Graham on February 28 2012, 1:36 PM
    Bond markets came into today in positive territory from the outset. Technical conditions helped foster bullish momentum for Treasuries overnight and into the domestic open even before a surprisingly lackluster Durable Goods report sent yields even lower...
  • MBS MID-DAY: 2/28/2012

    February 28 2012, 11:19 AM
    The Nationwide View on State Licensed Mortgage Entities Report has been published. This report has been updated to include data from the fourth quarter of 2011 so it now contains complete information for 2011 concerning companies, branches, and mortgage...
  • The Day Ahead: More Economic Data, LTRO/Bernanke Loom

    by Matthew Graham on February 28 2012, 12:51 AM
    After a Monday with only one major economic report, Tuesday's calendar is busier by comparison. Additionally, Today's data has more more market-moving potential than yesterday's Pending Home Sales. Even then, we wonder how keen markets will be to stray...
  • MBS RECAP: 2/27/2012

    February 27 2012, 4:17 PM
    Although outright gains in Fannie 3.5's haven't exceeded 4 ticks since the open, there is something to be said for stability, especially when MBS are stably holding onto 5-8 ticks of gains versus the previous session. We sometimes refer to the...
  • MBS Continue Holding Gains. Treasuries Continue Outperformance

    by Matthew Graham on February 27 2012, 12:40 PM
    Very little has changed from this morning. There haven't been any significant market moving events for MBS. The most noticeable uptick in bond market volume predictably surrounded the Fed's scheduled buying that wrapped up at 11am, but there were no discernible...
  • MBS MID-DAY: 2/27/2012

    February 27 2012, 11:17 AM
    The National Association of Realtors today reported The Pending Home Sales Index hit it's highest level since April 2010, rising 2.0% to 97.0 in January from a downwardly revised 95.1 in December (previously 96.6). Economists surveyed by Reuters expected...
  • The Week Ahead: Moderate Econ, Bernanke Testimony, Another ECB Mass-Refinance

    by Matthew Graham on February 27 2012, 12:43 AM
    Although Non-Farm Payrolls does not make it onto this week's scheduled in it's traditional 'first Friday of the month' slot, there's still more domestic economic data for markets to digest than in the previous week. With only Pending Home Sales today...
  • MBS RECAP: 2/24/2012

    February 24 2012, 4:17 PM
    One of those "early warning" alerts that may or may not materialize... A "heads up" if you will... Fannie 3.5's are grinding against their lows of the day for no particular reason other than the normal sorts of gyrations that can...
  • MBS and Treasuries Continue Trading In Morning's Narrow Ranges

    by Matthew Graham on February 24 2012, 1:16 PM
    So far, today has been a serious snoozer for bond markets. Volume is low and volatility is all but absent as 10yr notes and production MBS continue trading in the same ranges seen this morning. There was a brief moment of exception to this fact on the...
  • MBS MID-DAY: 2/24/2012

    February 24 2012, 11:17 AM
    Both in terms of implied and realized volatility, things continue to be calm for bond markets this morning. 10yr yields have held inside a range that's just slightly wider than ONE basis point. (1.977 - 1.99) and are currently testing the lower end...
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