January 05, 2015 |
|Treasuries gained on the first trading day for the fourth consecutive year. The complex saw overnight weakness, but recouped those losses and climbed into positive territory as yields across much of the eurozone put in all-time lows and U.S. economic data missed estimates. |
Yields in France, Germany, Italy and Spain all put in record lows after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted low inflation may provoke a sovereign bond buying spree.
U.S. economic data disappointed as both ISM Index (55.5 actual v. 57.5 expected) and construction spending (-0.3% actual v. 0.1% expected) fell short of expectations.
Up front, the 2Y slipped -0.4bps to 0.665%. The yield pulled back onto support in the 0.650% area that dates back to the beginning of December. In the belly, the 5Y shed -3.5bps to 1.618%. The yield failed at 1.700% early before pressing below the 100 and 200 dma and closing on the 50 dma. The 10Y fell -4.7bps to 2.123%. The benchmark yield is now testing trendline support near 2.100%.
Outperformance at the long end dropped the 30Y -5.2bps to 2.697%. The yield on the long bond flirted matched its lowest print since September 2012. Curve flattening caused the 2-10-yr spread to narrow to 146bps.
Precious metals edged up as gold added +$1 to $1185 and silver tacked on +$0.11 to $15.71.
|Повна назва організації||The United States of America|