MBS RECAP: Bonds Erase Majority of Losses, but Can’t Get Past Friday’s Highs

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: MBS Commentary

At one point, today looked like it could be nearly as anticlimactic for bond markets as 2nd goal for the–well… never mind. Nothing is that anticlimactic. And fortunately, Treasuries and MBS ended up bouncing back before things got too depressing. The overnight session began with mixed-to-slightly-stronger global economic data. Treasuries pulled back as equities rallied. The absence of last week’s ‘month-end’ buying also seemed to be taking a toll in terms of drying up the innately supportive momentum seen on Friday. Risk of anticlimactic disappointment peaked after the Incomes and Outlays data. Although spending was weaker than expected, Income was stronger, and wage growth is a big deal right now. Treasuries and MBS moved to the weakest levels of the day but bounced back as…(read more)

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