MBS Day Ahead: Hope Remains Alive, But Not Without a Fight

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Last Friday represented a potential shift in the recent trend toward higher rates that began in mid-April. 10yr yields (which we track as the best proxy for momentum in longer-term rates, like mortgages) fell below a key trendline (seen in the chart below as the lower teal line) as well as the middle Bollinger Band (essentially a 1-month moving average). Momentum technicals also took a positive turn. All that having been said, this shift toward lower rates is far from a done deal. Right out of the gate this morning, we can consider the fact that the overnight trading activity in European markets (which includes trading of US Treasuries, albeit in lower volumes) failed to improved on last Friday's low yields. We'll need to see a break below those lows fairly early in this week if hope…(read more)

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