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March 24, 2015
10:40 EDTU.S. Richmond Fed business activity index dropped to -8 in March
U.S. Richmond Fed business activity index dropped to -8 in March after falling 6 points to unchanged in February, and is down from a recent high of 20 in October (and a record high of 27 from April 2010). But the guts of the report really weren't too bad. Weakness was seen in new orders which plunged to -13 from -2, and in shipments which dove to -13 from -1. But, the employment component rose to 6 from 4, wages were flat at 8, and the workweek improved to -4 from -6. Price trends picked up too, with the annualized change on prices received rising 0.62% from 0.32%, with prices received at 0.10% from 0.09%. The 6-month shipment index rose to 37 from 30, with employment nearly doubling to 23 from 12, and wages climbing to 31 from 23. The 6-month capital expenditures component increased to 32 from 27, while price trends showed prices received climbing to 1.53% versus 0.91%, and prices received at 1.09% from 0.48%.
10:30 EDTTreasury Option Action: bullish positioning
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10:20 EDTFX Action: The dollar retained its gains
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10:15 EDTTreasury Action: yields backed up from lows
Treasury Action: yields backed up from lows following the much better than expected new home sales reading, though the third tier Richmond Fed index sank sharply following a rise in Markit flash PMI earlier. That's left the benchmark 10-year yield back above 1.90% compared to earlier lows near 1.895% and overnight highs of 1.925%. The 2s-10s spread remains tighter near +132 bp.
10:10 EDTU.S. new home sales rebounded 7.8% to 539k in February
U.S. new home sales rebounded 7.8% to 539k in February, much better than expected and the strongest since April 2008. Back months were revised with January boosted to 500k from 481k previously, while December's 482k was nudged down to 479k. Regionally, sales increased in the Northeast and South, and declined in the West and Midwest. The months' supply of homes fell to 4.7 from 5.1 (revised from 5.4). The median sales price declined 4.8% to $275,500 from $289,400 (revised from $294,300). The y/y pace slowed to a 2.6% rate from 7.3% y/y in January and December.
10:05 EDTFX Action: USD-CAD has reclaimed the 1.2500 handle
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10:03 EDTHouse Agriculture Committee to hold a hearing
The Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit holds a hearing entitled, "Reauthorizing Commodity Futures Trading Association: End-User Views" with Director Campbell, Director Regulatory & Government Affairs, Constellation, an Exelon Company and President Christie of Cargill Cotton on behalf of the Commodity Markets Council on March 24 at 1 pm. Webcast Link
10:00 EDTFX Action: The dollar edged to N.Y. session highs
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09:55 EDTU.S. New Home Sales Preview
U.S. New Home Sales Preview: February new home sales is expected to show a -1.2% decline to a 475k (median 470k) from 481k in January and 482k in December. The existing home sales release Monday missed expectations despite a 1.2% headline improvement to a 4.880 M pace from 4.820 M in January.
09:55 EDTU.S. Markit flash PMI for March rose to 55.3
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09:52 EDTWedbush search engine analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:50 EDTEnergy Action: NYMEX crude has shed its earlier gains
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09:49 EDTBarclays industrials analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:42 EDTHouse Financial Services Committee to hold a hearing
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee holds a hearing entitled, "The FDIC's Role in Operation Choke Point" with FDIC Chairman Gruenberg on March 24 at 2 pm .Webcast Link
09:40 EDTHouse Financial Services Committee to hold a hearing
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09:37 EDTMarket has quiet open after CPI data
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09:33 EDTHouse Energy & Commerce Committee to hold a hearing
The Subcommittee on Health holds a hearing entitled, "Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program" with the Deputy Administrator and the Asst Inspector General from the U.S. Health & Human Services Department on March 24 at 10 am. Webcast Link
09:26 EDTHouse Agriculture Committee to hold a hearing
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09:15 EDTSenate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
The Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment holds a hearing entitled, "Capital Formation & Reducing Small Business Burdens" with VP Quaadman of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, President Spell of Spell Capital Partners and the Policy Director for Americans for Financial Reform, Marcus Stanley on March 24 at 2:30 pm. Webcast Link
09:15 EDTU.S. FHFA home price index rose 0.3% to 219.0 in January
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