After MBS prices lost over a half a point in price yesterday, it lost another .25 to .375 points this morning.
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The morning bonds are moving higher following the jobless claims report, which showed that more folks filed claims for unemployment benefits last week than forecasted.
Bond markets are up again for the third straight day as market participants speculate that U.S. lawmakers will be unable to reach an agreement to avoid the budget stalemate of more than $600 million in tax increases and spending cuts.
Bloomberg-surveyed economists are expecting that prices rose 4% over the last year in the 20 cities included in the report.
Quiet market this morning as the item making the most news is declaration from Bill Gross that the fiscal cliff has more than a 50% chance of occurrence.
Treasuries and Bonds are opening up in the green this morning, with MBS prices set to be a little bit better when we set pricing this morning, as compared to yesterday.
Treasuries and MBS prices sold off yesterday as continued progress in fiscal cliff avoidance talks led to optimism among investors.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met yesterday to continue discussions on avoidance of the fiscal cliff, however there was no public announcement of progress.
Yesterday, President Obama reduced his demand for tax increasesas he and House Speaker John Boehner traded offers to deal with the fiscal cliff.
This morning’s jobs report highlighted a fairly quiet week in economic releases. The report came in a positive fashion to what was expected.