Decent 2yr Auction, But No Major Inspiration For Bonds

We've increasingly revisited the concept of the "inside day" recently and with 2 days down, we could actually shift gears and to an "inside week."  In other words, both yesterday and today's trading ranges can be easily contained inside the trading range established last week.  In fact, everything fits in last Tuesday's range, and we'd have to go back yet another week (to CPI/Fed week) to see any actual volatility.  That's not a bad thing.  It's just a thing.  It will change eventually, but it didn't change today.  The biggest market mover was Canadian CPI of all things--something we basically never watch or mention, but those are the lengths one must go to on inside weeks.  Tomorrow's 5yr Treasury auction could be a bigger player than today's 2yr although the latter did help bonds hold the line without losing more ground.

Econ Data / Events
    • Philly Fed Non-Manufacturing Index
      • 15.1 vs 7.3 previously
    • Canada CPI
      • 0.6 vs 0.2 month over month
    • Case Shiller Home Prices
      • 1.4 vs 1.6 prev
    • FHFA Home prices
      • 0.2 vs 0.3 f'cast, 0.1 prev
    • Consumer Confidence
      • 100.4 vs 100.0 f'cast, 101.3 prev
Market Movement Recap
08:25 AM

Modestly stronger overnight.  MBS up 2 ticks (.06) and 10yr down 2bps at 4.212

08:51 AM

Some weakness after data.  MBS down 1 tick and 10yr up 1.2 bps at 4.244

10:42 AM

Off the weakest levels.  10yr up just under 1bp at 4.24 and MBS down only 1 tick (.03)

02:05 PM

Modest bounce back after 2yr auction, but still in negative territory.  MBS down 2 ticks (.06) and 10yr up 0.8bps at 4.241

03:05 PM

Slightly stronger in Treasuries with 10yr now unchanged at 4.234.  MBS still down 2 ticks (.06).

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