MBS RECAP: Exceptionally Strong Auction Sparks Moderate Rally For Bonds

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Today was all about the afternoon's 5yr Treasury note auction, which garnered the best demand in more than 2 years and the highest percentage of indirect bidders (which generally indicates foreign demand) ever! 10yr yields were already slightly lower on the day, but they dropped another 5bps in short order. Fannie 3.5s were already up an eighth of a point on the day, but added another quarter point after the auction. It was definitely the strongest move of this late-December bond market malaise. That "late December" context is also an asterisk for the rally. In the big picture, today's volume was quite light and the size of the move, only slightly above average. Moreover, 10yr yields continue to operate above 2.50%. Until we see a big break lower (at least below the 2.42/2…(read more)

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MBS RECAP: Exceptionally Strong Auction Sparks Moderate Rally For Bonds
MBS RECAP: Exceptionally Strong Auction Sparks Moderate Rally For Bonds

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