In the title, the word "week" actually refers a whole week's worth of trading sessions, and another day and a half on top of that. In other words, MBS and Treasuries both hit levels that were last seen as they were passed coming the other direction on the day of the Italian election surprise. For 10yr yields, that's just under 1.95--sort of the outer limits of the post-election range before we'd consider yields to be more 'pre-election.' Same story for MBS with respect to 103-06. Most shockingly (or completely not shocking if you believed what we said about Italy driving the recent rally), at almost the exact same time that domestic bond markets were getting back in touch with 2/25's levels, so too were Italian credit spreads (which are what you'd pick if you could only choose one way to measure the implications of the election.) Of course there have been tangential considerations for bond markets, such as this morning's ADP data which helped the weakness make it to the finish line. But even though there's not a perfect 1:1 relationship between Italy and US debt. There is and will continue to be a meaningful connection--one that must be balanced against incoming US economic data and events.
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FED: Beige Book
Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and based on information collected on or before February 22, 2013. This document summarizes comments received from businesses and other contacts outside the Federal Reserve and is not a commentary on the views of Federal Reserve officials.
Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity generally expanded at a modest to moderate pace since the previous Beige Book. Five Districts reported that economic growth was moderate in January and early February, and five Districts reported that activity expanded at a modest pace. The Boston District said the economy continued to expand slowly, and the Chicago District reported that economic activity grew at a slow pace.
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