More Signs of Resilience Amid Month-End Buying Spree

It was a generally resilient day for the bond market after a bit of a scare in the morning.  European inflation data caused a sell-off in EU bonds that spilled over to Treasuries overnight.  Selling continued in the first few hours, but bonds began to recover after a slightly weaker Chicago PMI report.  A calm, sideways mid-day gave way to stronger buying as month-end trades crowded in before the 3pm CME closing bell.  Month-end buying aside, bonds were already showing a good amount of resilience by holding their ground in spite of the European influence.  

Econ Data / Events
    • Case Shiller Home Prices
      • -0.5 vs -0.5 f'cast/prev
    • FHFA Home Prices
      • -0.1 vs -0.1 prev
    • Chi PMI
      • 43.6 vs 45.0 f'cast
    • Consumer Confidence
      • 102.9 vs 108.5 f'cast, 106.0 prev
Market Movement Recap
08:39 AM

Moderately weaker overnight with Europe leading the way.  Slight recovery early.  10yr up 2bps at 3.943.  MBS down 3 ticks (.09).

12:31 PM

Nice bounce back after 10am.  10yr up only 1.2bps at 3.934.  MBS down only 1 tick (0.03).

03:23 PM

Progressively stronger into the 3pm CME close with month-end buyer helping yields turn green.  10yr near unchanged on the day.  MBS down only 1 tick (0.03). 

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