In this morning's Day Ahead, we discussed an hour-by-hour chart of several technical overlays for rates.  The thesis was that this most recent rally (last Thursday through today) was getting a bit long in the tooth relative to other attempts at positive momentum in 2018.  Really, every attempt has quickly fallen victim to the pervasive upward momentum in rates, so this wasn't some shocking analytical revelation--simply an elevated risk based on recent precedent.

As it happens, bonds did encounter resistance today, but not so much that the shorter-term consolidation is destined to be swallowed back up by the unfriendly trend.  In fact, to look at today as a single daily candlestick, it didn't end up looking too bad.

2018-2-26 close

It's only when we approach the afternoon from the perspective of this morning's gains that things felt a bit more bumpy.

2018-2-26 close2

The next few days will be important because they'll either put the recent rally to bed or keep hope alive for a broader ceiling.  From a strategy standpoint, any meaningful rate sheet improvements are worth considering (strongly) until such time that the broader trend has definitively shifted.  It's definitely not definitive yet.

MBS Pricing Snapshot
Pricing shown below is delayed, please note the timestamp at the bottom. Real time pricing is available via MBS Live.
FNMA 3.5
99-26 : -0-01
10 YR
2.8642 : +0.0052
Pricing as of 2/26/18 6:51PMEST

Today's Reprice Alerts and Updates
A recap of Alerts and Updates provided to MBS Live subscribers.
12:24PM  :  ALERT ISSUED: Negative Reprice Risk Increasing Further
11:36AM  :  ALERT ISSUED: On The Edge of Negative Reprice Risk
11:29AM  :  Time To Get Tactical With The Rest Of The Day/Week
8:58AM  :  Solidifying Friday's Gains as We Wait For Bigger Events

MBS Live Chat Highlights
A recap of featured comments from the Live Discussion on the MBS Live Dashboard.
Edgar  :  "Been a slow start to the year; when I get a loan now this is how I feel:"
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