MBS RECAP: Bonds Find Buyers Thanks to Europe

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Posted To: MBS Commentary

Bond markets began the day almost perfectly unchanged relative to yesterday's latest levels. That means the nasty little afternoon selling spree was still priced-in as of this morning. That continued to be the case until the 11am hour. At that point, European markets were beginning a decisive risk-off move heading into the end of their trading day. This was fueled primarily by Italy being put in the hot seat at an EU summit. While that wasn't the initial aim of the summit, Italy became the focus due to concerns among other EU nations regarding adherence to budget rules. In other words, the other countries were telling mom and dad (EU Commission) "hey! make Italy play fair." Italy has been throwing a bit of a tantrum saying "I don't wanna and I'm not gonna!"…(read more)

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