MBS Day Ahead: Limited Data as Markets Wonder if Coast is Clear

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Posted To: MBS Commentary

In the day just past, bonds and especially stocks remained transfixed by trade-related headlines. This follows an entire week marked by the same preoccupation. Yesterday's massive stock sell-off ended being the focal point of the day, and the driving force behind the strong performance in Treasuries. MBS also made gains, but we would never expect them to be on par with Treasury gains in a situation where investors are seeking safe havens amid " risk-off " trading. In the day ahead, there isn't much to look forward to in terms of scheduled economic data and events with only the Import/Export price data at 8:30am (almost never a market mover unless it misses/beats in a big way). Trade war headlines remain a candidate for market movement, but with China firing its retaliatory…(read more)

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