After 4 days of nastiness--the last of which being a head-fake rally that subsequently ended at weaker levels--bond markets finally ended in the green on Friday. The bounce back wasn't insignificant either though the 104-18 closing price in Fannie 3.0s leaves a little to be desired when viewed against the 105-06 opening levels for the week. Importantly, Treasuries ended the day well into the 1.7's, shying away from a definitive break across lines in the sand that would have been more alarming from a technical perspective. Actually, we're a bit surprised at the strength today, and would have expected a more serious test of some slightly higher yields given the strength of the negative trend in bond markets earlier in the week. We'll need to see how Monday goes before we can rule that completely out ahead of next week's FOMC Announcement.
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Once More, With Feeling; AKA Bond Market Rally Holding Ground Today
After yesterday's morning rally collapsed heading into the 11am hour, it feels much better today to be crossing the Noon mark with the rally very much intact, AND at higher levels than yesterdays.
What had been a broad "risk on" movement heading into yesterday's inception of the EU Summit is now shifting to a broad "risk off" movement as the window for summit-related headlines closes. We don't mean to suggest this an an exclusive market-mover, but rather a sort of underlying theme--a phantom force, if you will--providing a pervasive, mysterious will to sell risk-free and low-risk securities in favor of higher-risk, higher-reward "stuff" like European peripheral debt and stocks, etc...
Fannie 3.0s are up more than 3/8ths of a point (13 ticks) to 104-19 and made it as high as 104-22 moments ago. Positive reprices have continued as lenders breathe some sighs of relief and unclench their understandably protective grip on rate sheets developed over the past two weeks. 10yr yields are down to 1.766 and Stocks are cliff-jumping. Happy Friday.
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