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Fed Brief

  • 11-20-2017 14:58:23 PM ET

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen announced she will be resigning from the Board of Governors, effective when Jerome Powell is sworn in as Chair of the Board of Governors.While Ms. Yellen didn't get the renomination to be Fed Chair, she still had the right to remain as...

Bond Market Update

  • The Market at 15:38 ET

    10-Year: +9/32…2.326…EUR/USD: 1.1818USD/JPY: 111.25

    Treasury Market Stands Its Ground

    • -- Lower volume expected ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday: bond market closed tomorrow; Friday session to end at 14:00 ET
    • -- Weekly MBA Mortgage Index (actual: 0.1%; previous: 3.1%)
    • -- Weekly Initial Claims (actual: 239K; Briefing.com consensus: 239K; previous: 252K), Continuing Claims (actual: 1904K; previous: 1868K), October Durable Orders (actual: -1.2%; Briefing.com consensus: 0.4%; previous: 2.2%), and October Durable Orders ex-transportation (actual: 0.4%; Briefing.com consensus: 0.5%; previous: 0.7%)
    • -- Final November Michigan Sentiment (actual: 98.5; Briefing.com consensus: 97.9; previous: 97.8)
    • -- Weekly crude inventories (actual: -1.9 mln; previous: +2.2 mln)
    • -- Weekly natural gas inventories (actual: -46 bcf; previous: +15 bcf)

The Bond Column

  • 11-15-2017 17:07:22 PM ET

    The Week in Review/Week Ahead

    Ho low can you go? That's an oft-repeated phrase in a limbo contest, yet it's creeping up more and more these days with respect to the yield curve. We've been harping on the narrowing spre...

Treasury Yield