No New Inspiration Ahead of Thursday's CPI

We've officially run out of ways to characterize the boring, sideways grind in the bond market that's been intact since last Friday afternoon.  One would think that with Fed Chair testimony and a Treasury auction cycle that we'd at least some moderate volatility, but alas!  Perhaps the market is saving it all for Thursday's CPI.  For those that have to know what happened today, there was a 10yr Treasury auction.  It was well-received but not stellar enough to inspire any new buying.  Fed Chair Powell reiterated the same messages as yesterday and markets cared even less.  As always, CPI means rates could go either way, in a big way.

Market Movement Recap
10:06 AM

Modestly stronger overnight but giving back some gains into the 10am hour.  MBS up 1 tick (0.03) and 10yr down 1.2bps at 4.285.

01:06 PM

10yr auction was pretty good.  No major reaction.  10yr down 1.8bps at 4.278.  MBS up 3 ticks (.09).

03:54 PM

Flat and boring all  day.  10yr down 1.8bps at 4.279.  MBS up 2 ticks (.06).

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