MBS MID-DAY: Last Week’s Sell-Off Now Fully Erased

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Trading conditions continue to be slow during these holiday weeks. This greases the skids for bigger movements regardless of motivation. Last Wednesday saw significant weakness, and while it was most easily chalked up to the strong GDP reading, we already discussed ( HERE ) why and how that wasn’t the case. The bright side to that weakness is that it flushed out sellers (or rather, rolled them up in its snowball). The result has been slow, steady gains ever since, with a bit of a shot in the arm from yesterday’s Eurodrama. I would note though, that US bond markets held remarkably more true to their trend than they otherwise would, given the European bond market movements. That’s just an observation about year-end tradeflows having a mind of their own and not really caring about…(read more)

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