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News For NOSYMBOL From The Last 14 Days
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May 27, 2015
14:22 EDTAverages higher, range-bound in afternoon trading
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14:10 EDTFX Action: USD-JPY traded to 124.07 highs
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13:55 EDTU.S. equities continue to forge higher
U.S. equities continue to forge higher into the close despite the Greek accord draft optimism being largely dis-credited and the euro stalling out again under $1.09. If nothing else, this episode seemed to flag risk-on activity as the bigger short-term risk for stocks, yields and the dollar. The NASDAQ has clambered back over 1.15% higher and pulled up the blue chips by 0.8% or so, while the S&P 500 life high of 2,134.72 from May 20 lies just above. The VIX equity volatility index after gapping from lows of 11.82 this week to session highs of 14.63 Tuesday, has since retreated to session lows of 13.10 again.
13:20 EDTTreasury Action: intermediate yields tempered
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13:15 EDTTreasury's 5-year auction was so-so
Treasury's 5-year auction was so-so. The note stopped through at 1.560% versus 1.565% at the bid deadline (and is much cheaper than April's 1.380%). That was one of the better attributes of the offering. There were $86.0 B in bids for a 2.46 cover, below both 2.56 last month and the 2.60 average. Indirect bidders accepted 58.5% compared to the 61.2% previously and the 55.5% average. Direct bidders took 10.0%, about double the 5.6% from April, while primary dealers accepted 31.6% versus 33.2%.
13:15 EDTEnergy Action: NYMEX crude based at May lows of $57.41
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12:45 EDTTreasury 5-year auction preview:
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12:10 EDTFX Action: USD-JPY topped out at 123.87
FX Action: USD-JPY topped out at 123.87, after briefly pulling back from the July, 2007 high of 123.66, seen ahead of the N.Y. open. The June, 2007 high of 124.14 remains the next target, though will have to get through reported offers into the 124 mark first. One needs to go back nearly 13 years, to June, 2002 to find a higher USD-JPY level, a year that printed a 134.80 pinnacle. Despite recent Japan policymaker talk of no more stimulus, the ultra loose monetary policies of Abenomics are still likely to be in force when the Fed eventually does reach rate hike lift-off, perhaps as early as September, and as a result, USD-JPY may well make 13 year highs sooner than later.
12:10 EDTTreasury Option Action: mixed trade on volatility
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11:45 EDTTreasury's bill auctions were lackluster
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11:20 EDTTreasury 5-year auction outlook:
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11:10 EDTTreasury Option Action: mixed positioning
Treasury Option Action: mixed positioning has been the rule in otherwise fairly quiet trade, according to sources. Among them was a bullish purchase of 5k in July 131 calls, a bearish purchase of 2k in July 126.5/125/123.5 put butterflies and a bearish sale of 2k in July 127.5/129 call 1x2s. There was also a combined bid for 1k in September 123.5 puts vs a sale of 1.25k in September 121.5 puts and sale of 1k in September 121 puts. Meanwhile, Sep 10s are now 8.5-ticks lower near 127-005 compared to 127-05 to 127-07 at the time of these deals, following the rash of optimism on a Greek draft deal with its creditors.
11:00 EDTCLSA energy analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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10:45 EDTU.S. equities extended opening gains
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10:20 EDTFX Action: USD-CAD rattled around between 1.2424 and 1.2470
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10:15 EDTTreasury Action: Treasury yields jumped, tracking the updraft in Bunds
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10:12 EDTBarclays life science analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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10:05 EDTEuro$ interest rate futures are mostly lower
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10:00 EDTTreasury Option Action: bullish call positioning
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09:45 EDTFed Chair Yellen won't attend the KC Fed's Jackson Hole conference
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