Range Breakout Quickly Getting Serious

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The long-standing consolidation range in 10yr Treasury yields finally came under serious attack yesterday, with a big breakout to the upside.  Any time these sorts of trendlines are broken–and especially if that break occurs on the last day of any given month (or just before a key event)–we like to see at least one more day of “confirmation” where yields avoid backtracking toward the previous range.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any risk of backtracking today as yields continue to push higher out of the gate.  Barring a miraculous recovery, this will offer firm confirmation of the range breakout.  Moreover, the next ceiling is already under attack.  With the break of the consolidation range, we move on to consider the broader sideways range with various horizontal lines.  The nearest ceiling is at 2.75%, and we’re already painfully close.

2019-3-1 open

Today’s biggest ticket in terms of economic data will be the 10am ISM Manufacturing PMI.  Consumer Sentiment can play a supporting role if it happens to suggest the same momentum (also at 10am ET).


MBS Pricing Snapshot

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MBS

FNMA 3.5

99-27 : -0-06

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10 YR

2.7440 : +0.0330

Pricing as of 3/1/19 9:24AMEST

Tomorrow’s Economic Calendar

Time Event Period Forecast Prior
Friday, Mar 01
8:30 Core PCE Inflation (y/y) (%)* Dec 1.9 1.9
10:00 ISM Mfg Prices Paid * Feb 51.5 49.6
10:00 Consumer Sentiment (ip) Feb 95.7 95.5
10:00 Consumer Inflation Expectations (5yr) (%) Feb 2.3
10:00 ISM Manufacturing PMI * Feb 55.5 56.6
10:00 Consumer Inflation Expectations (1yr) (%) Feb 2.5



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