Treasuries quietly lower
July 26th, 2010
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Treasuries quietly lower
Bonds and notes spent most of the session in the red but it wasn’t a complete bloodbath. Although the bears had a slight edge given the day’s economic data, they weren’t able to gain momentum.
New home sales are depressed but not as much as they were. According to the Department of Commerce, sales jumped 23.6% in June to 330,000 units despite expectations for 320,000 and a previous reading of 267,000 (revised number). Inventory data was also optimistic in that it showed a drop from 9.6 months to 7.6. Keep in mind that the May revision to 267,000 was done so on what was already the lowest level in history and median home prices ticked a bit lower in the same period. The news isn’t necessarily reason to cheer but if stabilization continues we could avoid the double dip in housing that so many have been looking for and this could keep a floor under Treasury prices in the mean-time.
There was some chatter over strangle interest in the 10-year note. According to sources, the September 123 calls and the 121.5 puts were used as a means of going long volatility in Treasuries.
The Euro rallied to leave the dollar vulnerable but Treasury traders were focused on other factors. The fact that the dollar continues to fall with little reaction in bonds or notes suggests that the bond bulls aren’t quite done with this market.
At the moment, it “feels” like trend-line support will hold. If this is the case, bonds should struggle to trade much below today’s lows and will face strong support near 126.
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