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April 29, 2015
07:45 EDTN.Y. FX Outlook
N.Y. FX Outlook: The dollar was mostly lower overnight, though yields sensitive USD-JPY managed modest gains over 119.30 as U.S. yields moved higher, with the 10-year back over 2.0%. The European major currencies slipped however, led by EUR-USD's charge over 1.1000. The move came as Greece optimism improves with the installation of a new negotiating team, and ahead of what could be a more dovish FOMC announcement,. The 8:30 EDT release of U.S.Q1 GDP could set the tone for the morning, though given recent eroding expectations, an upside surprise could result in a dollar rebound. March pending home sales data are due at 10:00 EDT, followed by weekly EIA petroleum inventory data at 10:30 EDT. The FOMC announcement comes at 14:00 EDT.
07:40 EDTTreasury Market Outlook: Treasuries are weaker amid a mass exodus
Treasury Market Outlook: Treasuries are weaker amid a mass exodus from bonds overnight. Trading volume was on the thin side, however, with Japan closed for its Showa Day holiday. Peripheral bonds are underperforming in general amid the new look Greek negotiating team. Germany is leading the decline in core bond markets with the 10-year Bund up over 8 bps to 0.245%, the highest since March 17 (the day before the more dovish than expected FOMC announcement) after a disappointing 5-year Bobl sale as CPI and Eurozone bank lending data picked up. Sources also say bond bears were out in force amid comments from Janus' Gross that Bunds are "the short of a lifetime." The ECB also increased the ceiling on Greece's ELA assistance. In other news, the Bank of Thailand cut rates 25 bps to 1.50%. Attention will now turn to the FOMC and its 14:00 ET policy announcement. It should mostly be a non-event. Data is light with just Q1 GDP, which is expected to slow sharply, and pending home sales. The MBA reported mortgage applications fell 2.3% in the week ended April 24. Also today is the $29 B 7-year auction, with the 13:00 ET bid deadline prior to FOMC's announcement, and that could limit buying. Also there's the $15 B 2-year FRN (11:30 ET). As for earnings, Carlyle Group, Deutsche Bank, Franklin, GFI, Hilton, Thomson Reuters, and Time Warner headline.
07:40 EDTU.S. MBA mortgage market index sank 2.3%
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07:29 EDTExecutives' Club of Chicago to hold a breakfast discussion
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07:27 EDTDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
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07:25 EDTFSXInterlinked to hold a conference
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07:25 EDTFSXInterlinked to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTFutures quiet ahead of data filled day
Stock futures are trading lower as investors pore over the latest round of earnings reports and get set for the next wave of results today. Investors will also examine the Fedís statement following its two day meeting. The statement is due to be released at 2:00 pm ET. Prior to that, investors will be reacting to reports on GDP and personal consumption, as well as the Department of Energy inventory reports.
06:50 EDTFX Update: EUR-USD pushed above 1.1000
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06:10 EDTOn The Fly: Morning Wrap-Up for April 29
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05:55 EDTMay front month equity options last day to trade is May 15, 2015
02:15 EDTFX Update: EUR-USD extended to a three-week peak
FX Update: EUR-USD extended to a three-week peak of 1.0991 during the late NY session yesterday, and has since consolidated in an narrow ranged just off here. News earlier in the week that Athens has revamped its negotiating team has supported the euro. Good demand has been seen in EUR-JPY, too, which logged a three-week peak yesterday. EUR-CHF has also sprung higher, to the 1.0500 area. Elsewhere, USD-JPY edged out a nine-day low at 118.75. Declines from levels above 120.00 over the last week reflect broader dollar weakness for the most part. Markets in Tokyo were closed today as part of for Japan's Golden Week holiday. AUD-USD fell back below 0.8000 after surging to a three-month high at 0.8027. Analysts recommend selling Aussie here as the RBA will not like the pace of the currency's recent gains and will be sure to deliver a rate cut at next Tuesday's SMP. A GS research note also said that there is a risk that S&P places Australia debt on a negative outlook over the coming months, which is a view that's been in the background for some time. In China, meanwhile, the PBOC's chief economist also downplayed the possibility of QE, which is a further negative for the AUD.
April 28, 2015
17:02 EDT 4-Week Bill Auction to be released at 11:30
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17:02 EDTWeek of 5/9 Redbook to be released at 08:55
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16:15 EDTU.S. GDP Preview
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15:15 EDTTreasury Closing Summary:
Treasury Closing Summary: Yields backed up sharply into supply as another wave of corporate and 5-year sovereign issues flushed through the bond market and stocks were swept back and forth by Apple news and Iranian moves to take control of a Marshall-Island flagged cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz. Consumer confidence dove in April, while the Richmond Fed index rebounded and Case-Shiller home prices rose more than expected. The FOMC kicked off its 2-day meeting and most expect the Fed to keep its cards close on the rate liftoff timing, while tweaking the outlooks on the economy and inflation.
14:35 EDTTreasury Action: yields continue to head northward
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14:05 EDTAverages holding onto slight gains in afternoon trade
Stocks continue to drift in positive ground, as they have since about noon, with the Dow leading the way. The gains are moderate, but are being helped by solid earnings reports from some of the country's largest corporations. Advancing stocks are ahead of declining stocks by about 3:2 while up volume is also ahead of down volume.
13:55 EDTTreasury Option Action: a smattering of mixed flows
Treasury Option Action: a smattering of mixed flows was the rule earlier in the 10-year area, compared to more bearish positioning in 5s ahead of the auction there. Among them were bearish buyers of 2k in June 128/127 put spreads, 2.5k in June 128 puts and 2k in week-1 128.5 puts. Also bearish were sales of 3k in June 129.5 calls and 1k in June 129.5 calls. On the bullish side were buyers of 2k in July 135.5 calls, 1k in June 130.5/131.5 call spreads and a seller of 1k In July 128.5/126.5 put spreads. June 10s are 12-ticks lower near 128-30 compared to a session range of 129-13 to 128-285.
13:50 EDTCanada Industrial Product Price Index Preview
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