Bond Market Summary

BOND TICKER ™

<P><b>3:22 pm - </b> <div><b>Treasuries Slip Amid Choppy Trade</b>:</div><ul><li>Treasuries booked small losses amid a <b>choppy trade</b>.&nbsp;</li><li>The complex held a modest bid into early morning trade, but surrendered those gains as <b>reports suggested the European Central Bank was considering corporate bond purchases.</b></li><li><b>Those reports were later refuted</b>, but the complex remained in negative territory as <b>existing home sales (5.17M actual v.More...

RATE BRIEF ™

<p><b>Oct 20 2014 - Rate Brief</b></p><ul><li>Treasury yields saw an historic drop as worries of a slowdown in the global economy coincided with a spike in European peripheral yields and worries of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.</li><li>The strong bid pushed long dated yields lower by ~34bps making for the largest drop in long dated yields since March 18, 2009, when the Federal Reserve announced its $1 trln asset purchase program.More...
FED BRIEF ™
<p><b>Oct 20 2014 - FOMC Shows Market Another Fine Time</b></p>The waiting is over and the guessing is over. &nbsp;The Federal Open Market Committee maintained the "considerable time" verbiage in the directive from the September 16-17 FOMC meeting.<br><br>Actually, the directive maintained a lot of what was said in prior directives. &nbsp;In that vein, it can be described as a dovish statement even though it garnered two dissenting votes from Dallas Fed President Fisher and Philadelphia Fed PresidentMore...
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