Bonds begin the day much-improved from yesterday's levels, effectively showing their hand ahead of today's important economic data.  In other words, they HAD been fairly equivocal so far this week--perhaps erring on the side of defensiveness as yields prodded the 2.40-2.42% ceiling.  Breaking above that would be medium-bad news, and breaking above 2.47% would be the worst shift in more than 6 months.

Bottom line, traders are buyers of bonds at these key support levels and now it's up to the econ data to support the traders!  If it does, it would confirm positive shifts in the technicals seen in the following chart.

2017-11-15 open 2

As for overnight market movement, it is a product both of a global "risk-off" trade as well as a resurgence of yield curve flattening (green line moving lower in the following chart).

Biggest-ticket data is CPI, which hits at 8:30, along with the slightly less potent (but still relevant) Retail Sales.


MBS Pricing Snapshot
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MBS
FNMA 3.5
102-25 : +0-05
Treasuries
10 YR
2.3363 : -0.0447
Pricing as of 11/15/17 8:22AMEST

Tomorrow's Economic Calendar
Time Event Period Forecast Prior
Wednesday, Nov 15
7:00 Mortgage Market Index w/e 389.7
7:00 Mortgage Refinance Index w/e 1290.8
8:30 CPI mm, sa (%)* Oct 0.1 0.5
8:30 Retail Sales (%)* Oct 0.0 1.6
8:30 Core CPI Year/Year (%)* Oct 1.7 1.7
10:00 Business Inventories (% ) Sep 0.0 0.7