MBS Day Ahead: What’s Moving This Market?

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In the day just past, bonds extended a rally that was called into question by last Friday's narrow, sideways trading day. Credit was primarily due to 2 days of improvement in European bond markets and the subsequent attempt to catch up on the part of US Treasuries. Strong Treasury auctions helped, as did the month-end trading environment. Pundits are giving most of the credit to "ongoing trade tensions" between the US and China, but before you jump on that bandwagon, consider the fact that stocks were slightly higher versus last Friday by the time bond yields had surged to their lows of the day (this implies a bond-specific consideration was in play because we'd expect "trade tensions" and their resulting economic implications to take a bite out of both stocks and…(read more)

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