Today’s Market Update

Treasuries Retreat From Highs as Stocks Jump From Cash Open

By Edward Bolingbroke

(Bloomberg) —

Treasuries pare early gains following strong start for equities from the cash open as S&P e-minis test highs reached in Europe session; curve holds steepening move driven by IG deal flow amid announcement of Fox multi-tranche bond issuance.

  • Energy among best performing sectors from 9:30am ET as WTI futures briefly rally through $52/bbl; S&P 500 higher by ~0.6% despite futures trading soft in early session following JPMorgan earnings miss
  • In Treasuries, morning flows included real money buying across belly of the curve, New York-based trader says; 5s30s topped at 56.4bp in early U.S. session, which was steepest level since February 2018
  • Some information comes from rates traders familiar with the transactions who asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to speak publicly

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Treasury Yields

Term  Current  Last Month
3 Month2.428%2.409%
6 Month2.505%2.535%
2 Year2.526%2.733%
5 Year2.514%2.731%
10 Year2.701%2.889%
30 Year3.066%3.143%
Yields updated each morning.
Source: Bloomberg


Crude Oil$51.71
1 Year CMT2.56%
1 Month LIBOR2.51%
Fed Funds Effective2.40%
Next FOMC MeetingJanuary 29-30, 2019
Source: Bloomberg

Economic Indicator Calendar

DateEventPeriodSurv (M)ActualPriorRevised
1/15/2019 Empire Manufacturing Jan10.03.910.911.5
PPI Final Demand MoMDec -0.1%-0.2%0.1%
PPI Ex Food and Energy MoMDec0.2%-0.1%0.3%
PPI Ex Food, Energy and Trade MoMDec0.2%0.0%0.3%
PPI Final Demand YoYDec2.5%2.5%2.5%
PPI Ex Food and Energy YoYDec3.0%2.7%2.7%
PPI Ex Food, Energy and Trade YoY Dec 2.8%2.8%
1/15-1/18/2019Advance Goods Trade Balance Nov -$76.1b-$77.2b-$77.0b
Wholesale Inventories MoMNov 0.5%0.8%
Retail Inventories MoMNov0.9%0.8%
New Home SalesNov567k544k
New Home Sales MoMNov 4.2%-8.9%
Construction Spending MoMNov 0.2%-0.1%
Factory OrdersNov0.3%-2.3%
Factory Orders Ex Trans Nov 0.3%
Durable Goods OrdersNov 0.8%0.8%
Durable Goods TransportationNov -0.3%
Cap Goods Orders Nondef Ex AiNov -0.6%
Cap Goods Ship Nondef Ex Air Nov -0.1%
Monthly Budget Statement Dec -$10.0b-$204.9b
Trade BalanceNov-$54.0b-$55.5b
1/16/2019MBA Mortgage Applications Jan 1123.5%
Retail sales data postponed by gov't shutdown
Import Price Index MoM Dec -1.3%-1.6%
Import Price Index ex Petrole Dec -0.1%-0.3%
Import Price Index YoYDec -0.9%0.7%
Export Price Index MoMDec -0.7%-0.9%
Export Price Index YoYDec 1.8%
Business Inventories Nov0.3%0.6%
NAHB Housing Market Index Jan 5656
U.S. Federal Reserve Releases Beige Book
TIC Flows data postponed by gov't shutdown
1/16-1/22/2019Wholesale Inventories MoMNov 0.5%
Wholesale Trade Sale MoMNov -0.2%
1/17/2019Housing Starts MoMDec -0.5%3.2%
Building Permits MoMDec -2.9%5.0%
Building Permits Dec1288k1328k
Housing Starts Dec 1252k1256k
Philadelphia Fed Business OutlJan10.09.49.1
Initial Jobless ClaimsJan 12220k216k
Continuing Claims Jan 5 1738k1722k
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Jan 1358.5
Bloomberg Economic Expectations Jan 50.0
1/17-1/25/2019Retail Sales Ex Auto MoMDec 0.0%0.2%
Retail Sales Control Group Dec 0.4%0.9%
Retail Sales Ex Auto and Gas Dec 0.4%0.5%
Retail Sales Advance MoMDec0.1%0.2%
Total Net TIC Flows Nov $42.0b
Net Long-Term TIC Flows Nov $31.3b
1/18/2019Industrial Production MoMDec0.2%0.6%
Manufacturing (SIC) ProductionDec 0.3%0.0%
Capacity Utilization Dec 78.5%78.5%
U. of Mich. Sentiment Jan 96.898.3
U. of Mich. Current ConditionsJan 116.1
U. of Mich. ExpectationsJan 87.0
U. of Mich. 1 Yr InflationJan2.7%
U. of Mich. 5-10 InflationJan2.5%
Source: Bloomberg