MBS RECAP: Traders Trading Trade (Deal)

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With the exception of the wee hours yesterday morning, the past 2 days have been all about the trade deal. Markets knew Trump and the Chinese vice premier would be meeting this afternoon and they increasingly believed some sort of trade announcement was likely. In fact, both stocks and bonds did such a good job getting ahead of such a thing that they moved in counter-intuitive directions as soon as it was announced. You know… buy the rumor, sell the news, and all that… While you know I'd be the first in line to say too many words about something that happens in financial markets, today was really that simple. In short, it was 2nd day of stocks and bonds pricing in some announcement of progress in US/China trade relations. In that context, the bond losses are reasonable (more than reasonable…(read more)

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