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March 26, 2015
05:56 EDTOn The Fly: Morning Wrap-Up for March 26
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05:51 EDTApril front month equity options last day to trade is April 17, 2015
05:25 EDTFX Action: EUR-USD is higher amid fresh dollar weakness
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03:50 EDTFX Update: USD-JPY dipped below 119.00
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03:04 EDT FOMC Minutes to be released at 14:00
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03:04 EDTWeek of 4/3 EIA Petroleum Status Report to be released at 10:30
03:04 EDTWeek of 4/3 MBA Mortgage Applications to be released at 07:00
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March 25, 2015
15:05 EDTEnergy Action: The reported movement of Saudi troops
Energy Action: The reported movement of Saudi troops to the Yemen border has likely been the main driver of the oil price spike this afternoon, as Reuters reports artillery and armor moving into defensive positions. The action comes as Yemen moves closer to civil war. NYMEX crude has rallied nearly $2.50/bbl from session lows, peaking at $49.43, and now eying the key $50 mark.
15:00 EDTTreasury Closing Summary:
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14:54 EDTAverages still deep in negative territory in afternoon trading
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14:00 EDTEnergy Action: NYMEX crude spiked to 12-session highs
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13:55 EDTU.S. VIX equity volatility has popped up to highs
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13:50 EDTTreasury Action: a poor 5-year auction has weighted on Treasuries
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13:15 EDTTreasury's $35 B auction was very disappointing
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13:15 EDTTreasury Action: intermediate yields backed up
Treasury Action: intermediate yields backed up in the wake of the mixed results on the 5-year auction, leaving the current 5-year yield over 1.38% from the 1.37% area into the sale, compared to the 1.387% award rate and session lows of 1.34%. The 50% retrace of the 2015 swing arrives near 1.43%, which may attract initially.
12:45 EDTTreasury 5-year auction preview: the auction should be solid
Treasury 5-year auction preview: the auction should be solid, if the 2-year FRN results are any indication. Indirect bidders have continued to underpin demand most of this year, and that should again be the case today, especialy as many sovereigns with the same 5-year maturity are much lower in yield (the German 5-year trades at -0.076%). Indirect bidders took over 60% at the last two auctions. Also the note has cheapened a bit too, though it was after comments from the moderate Fed voter Lockhart that he'd vote for a rate hike by September at the latest, and that may scare off some potential buyers. The wi has risen to 1.38%, though it's still below the 1.435% on Friday, and it would be the second richest award rate since November 2013. The note is relatively cheap on the curve, with the 5s-30s spread narrower at 109 basis points versus 112 basis points at the start of the week. Also supportive is the record cash paydown for this week's offerings, so there's lots of cash to be put to work. Month- and quarter-end, and Japanese fiscal year-end demand could also trickle down to the belly. The February auction stopped at 1.48% and garnered a 2.54 cover (2.68 average) and a 60.1% indirect bid (53.7% average). Direct bidders took 9.5% last month with primary dealers taking 27.4%.
12:35 EDTEnergy Action: NYMEX crude rallied to session highs of $48.49
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12:25 EDTFX Action: USD-JPY has been uneventful
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12:25 EDTTreasury Option Action: bearish positioning
Treasury Option Action: bearish positioning vs the 10-year has been the main trade of size, according to sources, in otherwise fairly tame conditions ahead of the 5-year auction later. Of note was a buyer of 7.5k May 128/127/126 put butterflies and the 127-00 strike targets a 25 bp move up in cash 10-year (2.135%), as the high yield for the year is 2.269% from the March 6 payroll swing, which roughly coincides with 126-00 on June 10s. Other smaller deals included a bearish buyer of 2k in May 124.5 puts and a bullish buyer of 3.5k in May 130 calls vs the sale of 1.75k in May 129 calls, and a bullish seller of 2k in May 127+ puts. June 10s are roughly flat near 129-025, compared to a 129-125 to 129-01 session range.
11:55 EDTNASDAQ just prolapsed to -1.5%
NASDAQ just prolapsed to -1.5% with wires citing ongoing sales of biotech shares. Note, the WSJ made a scathing attack on a "bubble" in biotech in today's paper, which apparently resonated with investors.
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