Yields Bounce Back Nicely, Ending Lower For 2nd Straight Day
Back to back rally days are a rarity in March. It happened one other time right at the beginning of the month and that required a frenzied Friday flight to safety amid the surge in geopolitical risk surrounding Ukraine. The following Monday saw a massive spike in oil prices, inflation expectations, and the unofficial start of the worst month for rates we’ve seen in a along time. The magnitude of that pain is the biggest inspiration for ground-holding attempts that have followed. With rates hitting new multi-year highs on Monday, we had another chance to embark on a technical correction. Headlines and oil prices happened to play ball and now here we are wondering if this is the bounce we’ve been waiting for.
Econ Data / Events
Fed MBS Buying 10am, 11:30am, 1pm
ADP Employment 455k vs 450k f’cast, 486k prev GDP Q4, Final 6.9 vs 7.1 f’cast, 7.0 prev
Market Movement Recap
08:24 AM Modest rally and bounce overnight. No change after ADP data. 10yr up 1bp and 4.0 UMBS down 1 tick (0.03).
10:37 AM Solid buying at 10:17am with yields hitting new lows just 10:30am. 10yr down 2.4bps at 2.373. MBS up 4-6 ticks (.125-.19).
01:47 PM Gains stalling just after the noon hour and modest weakness since then. 10yr and MBS still in line with levels from the last update.