Bond markets are beginning the day in slightly weaker territory after as-expected ADP Employment data and the Treasury Department commented on the possibility of bond maturities over 30 years.  All of this morning's market movement is just a sideshow compared to what lies ahead.  Specifically, the FOMC Announcement this afternoon is this weeks first key event with the power to break stocks and bonds out of clear consolidation patterns.

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All other things being equal, when I see a chart like the Treasury candlesticks above, I tend to expect a resistance bounce.  It just looks like that consolidation pattern has more room to run.  Given that yields are currently at the lower boundary of that triangular consolidation pattern, it makes sense to expect today's default momentum to be unfriendly for bonds.  Ultimately though, the Fed announcement would be more than enough to break either side of the pattern.

In gauging the market response, the following horizontal technical levels are worth watching (the teal line is thrown in as the most  recent downtrend of "lower highs"--it would be the first line of defense in the event of weakness today):

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Tomorrow's Economic Calendar
Time Event Period Forecast Prior
Wednesday, May 03
8:15 ADP National Employment (k)* Apr 175 263
10:00 ISM N-Mfg Bus Act * Apr 58.4 58.9
10:00 ISM N-Mfg PMI * Apr 55.8 55.2
14:00 FOMC rate decision (%)* N/A 0.875 0.875