Bond markets have a habit of getting progressively more quiet heading into Thanksgiving.  It's not the kind of thing you should bank on from a strategy standpoint (because there are exceptions), but you shouldn't be surprised when it happens.

And it happened in grand fashion this week with 10yr yields walking out the door at 3.065% every day for the past 4 days!  

When bonds are this determined to stay sideways, economic data that might otherwise have a bigger impact, instead goes unnoticed.  That was the case with today's Durable Goods which was relatively awful.  Not only did this month's data miss the mark by much more than expected, last month's numbers were also revised noticeably weaker.

There was a token reaction at first, but bonds soon were right back to the modestly weaker trend from the overnight session.  The afternoon was a veritable ghost town in terms of human trader participation.  Those left in the office managed to get yields back down to the best levels of the day by the close.

Bonds are closed tomorrow and have a half day on Friday.  Most market participants treat Friday as a day off, even if they're punching a clock and going through the motions.  As such, it won't be until next week that we're likely to see more lively trading, and possibly not even until the first week of December.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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MBS
FNMA 4.0
100-05 : +0-00
Treasuries
10 YR
3.0650 : +0.0170
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