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MBS RECAP: Bonds Fight To Remain in Ultra-Narrow Range
Oct 1 2020, 3:52PM

Yesterday presented a short-term, small scale threat to the bond market's happy little range.  Today's strength has done a good job of minimizing that threat and reinforcing the range.   

Econ Data / Events
  • 20min of Fed 30yr UMBS Buying 10am, 1130am (M-F) and 1pm (T-Th)

  • Jobless Claims 837k vs 850k f'cast, 873k prev

  • Core PCE Inflation 1.6 vs 1.4 f'cast, 1.4 prev

  • ISM Manufacturing 55.4 vs 56.3 f'cast, 56.0 prev

Market Movement Recap
08:46 AM

Bonds were gradually weaker overnight and stocks were gradually stronger.  The 8:20am CME open brought out more sellers, and while stronger econ data at 8:30am may not be hurting as much as it may seem, it's definitely not helping.  10yr is up almost 3bps at .714 and 2.0 UMBS are down an eighth of a point on the day.

11:45 AM

AM weakness continued into the 9:30am NYSE open before stock losses helped bonds recover.  Weaker ISM data didn't hurt.  Downbeat stimulus headlines rounded out the bond market recovery, bringing 10s and MBS very close to unchanged on the day.

02:41 PM

Losses were fully erased heading into the PM hours and bonds have been holding on the green side of 'unchanged,' though just barely.  2.0 UMBS are up 2 ticks (0.06) at 103-14 (103.54) and 10yr yields are effectively unchanged at .683%.

MBS Pricing Snapshot
Pricing shown below is delayed, please note the timestamp at the bottom. Real time pricing is available via MBS Live.
UMBS 2.0
103-15 : +0-02
10 YR
0.6774 : +0.0004
Pricing as of 10/1/20 3:50PMEST

Today's Reprice Alerts and Updates
A recap of Alerts and Updates provided to MBS Live subscribers.
11:28AM  :  Bonds Recover With Help From Stocks and Stimulus Headlines
8:44AM  :  Weaker Bonds, But Stronger Econ Data Only Part of The Story

Economic Calendar
Time Event Period Actual Forecast Prior
Thursday, Oct 01
8:30 Core PCE Inflation (y/y) (%)* Aug 1.6 1.4 1.3
8:30 Jobless Claims (k) w/e 837 850 870
10:00 ISM Manufacturing PMI * Sep 55.4 56.4 56.0
10:00 Construction spending (%) Aug 1.4 0.8 0.1
Friday, Oct 02
8:30 Non-farm payrolls (k)* Sep 850 1371
8:30 Unemployment rate mm (%)* Sep 8.2 8.4
10:00 Consumer Sentiment (ip) Sep 79.0 78.9
10:00 Factory orders mm (%) Aug 1.0 6.4

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