MBS Day Ahead: Trading Range Fights For Survival as Big Data Hits


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The recent downtrend is broken The slightly broader sideways range is now close to being broken Retail Sales may decide the fate of the range 10yr auction at 1pm also a potential market mover Bond markets have decidedly shifted from 'flying high' to 'under pressure.' A fairly linear downtrend had been intact since mid-March, and it was broken rather convincingly yesterday. That's not necessarily the end of the world if bond markets can manage to hold a slightly longer-term sideways trend stretching back to February. As you can see in the following chart, the sideways trend's first major line of defense is 1.80 . Not pictured in the chart is the even more important 1.84/1.85 boundary, which is where we would absolutely need to see support in the event of another big sell…(read more)

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