You never know...  Sometimes the end of any given month will be skewed in one direction in terms of trading momentum only for the following month to see a surge in the other direction.  We weren't expecting this to be the case, but given the renewed selling pressure last Wednesday, we certainly had part of the equation accounted for.

As it happened, bond seemed almost careful to avoid making any gestures that could be construed as a reversal of last week's negative momentum.  Case in point, even before this morning's ISM data, bonds bounced just before breaking through the floor that emerged on Friday afternoon.  

The data itself was unfriendly.  The ISM Manufacturing PMI beat forecasts and came in at the highest levels since 2004.  The inflation component also surged to the highest mark since 2011.  Bonds spiked (in yield) although on a bright note, they didn't break above overnight highs.  

When yields attempted to return to pre-ISM levels, they bounced again, and then drifted higher into the afternoon in an ominous consolidative pattern (an upwardly-sloped triangle in yields--the kind that frequently precedes further selling pressure).


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FNMA 3.5
103-03 : +0-02
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10 YR
2.3408 : +0.0148
Pricing as of 10/2/17 5:29PMEST

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10:08AM  :  ALERT ISSUED: Bonds Weaken Following ISM Manufacturing Data