Bond Market Summary

BOND TICKER ™

3:29 pm - Treasuries Reverse from Lows to End on Highs The U.S. Treasury trade was quite volatile today as government notes and bonds sold off ahead of and immediately following the economic data releases at 08:30 ET but rallied from those lows to end on highs. The U.S. economic data out today showed that consumers saved their income gains in March and that consumer sentiment was worse than originally estimated in April, according to the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Survey. The ChicagoMore...

RATE BRIEF ™

<p><b>Apr 25 2016 - Rate Brief</b></p><p>The past week saw the S&P 500 edge higher while relative weakness in large cap tech names kept the Nasdaq Composite in the red. Meanwhile, crude oil continued its recent show of strength, climbing into the $43.00/bbl area. The move in crude contributed to another large compression in high-yield spreads while other spreads were not as active.</p><p>Investors did not receive any market-moving data over the past week, but the quiet period is set to end with the advance reading of first-quarter GDP (Briefing.com consensus +0.9%) set to be released on</p>More...
FED BRIEF ™
<p><b>Apr 27 2016 - FOMC's April Directive Keeps the Market Guessing</b></p><p>Boy, the study of a policy directive from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) sure is exasperating, not to mention a little inane, somewhat stupefying, and altogether a forlorn dive into semantics. </p><p>What did the FOMC mean by what it said in the April policy directive? Well, now, that is the question isn't it? </p><p>It appears as if the FOMC is a little less bothered by global economic and financial developments. How do we know? ThoseMore...
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