MBS Week Ahead: 2 Ways to Look at Current Trends

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Posted To: MBS Commentary

In the week just passed, bonds set to the task of confirming a ceiling in yields that had been forming at the end of the previous week. The friendly support put an end to the selling pressure that had been intact since the strong jobs report at the beginning of the month. European bond market strength and US stock market weakness were both generally supportive. But there wasn't quite enough momentum in the other direction to identify a new, positive trend. Bonds generally drifted sideways near the week's best levels on Thursday and Friday. In the week ahead, we'll have a moderate dose of data and events to digest in what otherwise will be a placeholder ahead of next week's Fed rate cut. Technically, next Wednesday should be referred to as a meeting or an announcement, but the…(read more)

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