Another Move to Long Term Lows 'Just Because'

Today began with more upward pressure on yields, apparently due to a higher-than-expected inflation report in the UK.  That jived with much of the recent analysis which gives plenty of credit to UK market volatility for spilling over to the US.  A closer look at this week's US vs UK yields shows a breakdown in the recent correlation--one in which US yields are continuing higher while UK yields are recovering.  We were left with explanations so unsatisfying that they may as well be filed under "just because." 

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Market Movement Recap
08:26 AM

Sharply weaker overnight, mostly after higher inflation data in the UK.  10yr up almost 10bps to 4.10%.  MBS down 3/4ths of a point. 

10:20 AM

Decent recovery.  MBS still down 14 ticks (.44) on the day but up more than 3/8ths of a point from the lows.  10yr still up 7.3bps on the day, but down more than 4bps from the highs.

12:37 PM

Mid-day gains mostly gone with 10s up 11bps at 4.115 and MBS down 5/8ths on the day.

01:05 PM

weaker 20yr bond auction pushing yields to new highs.  

04:05 PM

Back near weakest levels of the day for MBS, now down 3/4ths of a point and up to new highs for Treasuries, up 12.3bps at 4.129

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