Heading into the day and a half holiday break, bonds had been consolidating in a narrower range centered on 2.85% in terms of 10yr yields.  Now, as bonds return to finish out the week, they're consolidating in a narrower range centered on 2.85!

As can be seen in today's chart, this particular consolidation is running out of room.  Breaking through one of the lines carries a slightly higher probability of a higher-momentum move.  That said, I don't think this is a market that is going to be overly motivated by such technical developments.

2018-7-5 open

"Technical" in this case, refers to technical analysis--one of the the two main market approaches which emphasizes using only the past movement of a security (and math applied to it) to comment on its future.  From a purely technical standpoint, if bond yields broke the upper yellow line, it would imply follow through selling that carried yields noticeably higher.

In terms of scheduled events, today's top tier data arrives at 10am in the form of the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI.  This hasn't been a huge market mover of late, but it's the best shot we have today in terms of scheduled data.  In terms of scheduled "events," we have the minutes from the most recent Fed meeting at 2pm.  While these shouldn't contain any massive revelations, I do get the sense that market perceptions about the Fed's future course of action could potentially be shifting.  To whatever extent the Minutes add to that push (or push back against it), they could cause some volatility.


MBS Pricing Snapshot
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MBS
FNMA 4.0
101-31 : -0-01
Treasuries
10 YR
2.8437 : +0.0057
Pricing as of 7/5/18 9:24AMEST

Tomorrow's Economic Calendar
Time Event Period Forecast Prior
Thursday, Jul 05
8:15 ADP National Employment (k)* Jun 190 178
8:30 Jobless Claims (k) w/e 225 227
8:30 Continued jobless claims (ml) w/e 1.720 1.705
10:00 ISM N-Mfg Bus Act * Jun 60.9 61.3
10:00 ISM N-Mfg PMI * Jun 58.3 58.6
14:00 FOMC Minutes *