MBS began the session in slightly stronger territory and soon gave up those gains after stronger-than-expected Durable Goods data. Despite the pull-back, prices managed to hold support at unchanged levels. Those session lows along with the opening highs have since formed a range that's been maintained all morning (a narrow 4/32nds or .125). All that despite the 2nd congressional testimony from Fed Chair Yellen.
The next potential market mover is coming up shortly with the 7yr Treasury auction at 1pm. Volatility has been subdued though, and it would take quite a lot to change that today.
MBS Pricing Snapshot
Pricing shown below is delayed, please note the timestamp at the bottom. Real time pricing
is available via MBS Live.
| MBS || |
97-07 : +0-05
101-14 : +0-04
104-27 : +0-04
| Treasuries || |
0.3245 : -0.0035
2.6477 : -0.0263
3.6027 : -0.0323
| Pricing as of 2/27/14 12:24PMEST |
Morning Reprice Alerts and Updates
10:18AM : Europe and Month-End Keep Bond Markets Propped up
8:46AM : Bond Markets Pull Back After Stronger Durable Goods Data
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Matthew Graham : "RTRS - US JOBLESS CLAIMS ROSE TO 348,000 FEB 22 WEEK (CONSENSUS 335,000) FROM 334,000 PRIOR WEEK (PREVIOUS 336,000)"
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Matthew Graham : "RTRS - FED'S YELLEN SAYS SINCE MY APPEARANCE BEFORE LAST COMMITTEE SOME DATA HAS BEEN SOFTER"
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