MBS Week Ahead: Slow Data Week Apart From Housing; Bonds Hoping to Confirm

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From a calendar standpoint, the most notable thing about the week ahead is that it's the final week of the month/quarter. This usually means we'll see at least some trading happening for reasons that have nothing to do with data, events and headlines ( read more about "month-end" trading ). Thursday and Friday have the biggest potential for volatility in that regard. There will actually be plenty of economic data to digest. It's just that most of it has to do with the housing market , and typically doesn't pack the same sort of punch as the reports that moved markets last week. Incidentally, the exceptions also show up on Thursday and Friday (GDP, PCE inflation, Consumer Sentiment). From a technical standpoint, bonds are in the process of deciding if they have any…(read more)

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