Except for a brief interlude at the end of this month, in terms of Treasury supply, the deck still looks stacked against the bears at least through June. However, Foreign Central Banks are turning negative again.
The deck looks stacked against the bears at least through June. Here are the particulars on why, and what to expect.
The 10 year Treasury yield has formed a double bottom in an attempt to end the downtrend, while the US dollar continues to weaken toward a test of major support.
The massive flow of tax collections causes the Treasury to pay down debt from now to mid May, putting cash back into the accounts of dealers and investors. At the same time, the Fed will be settling MBS purchases in mid month as usual. That can be an incendiary combo.
Total demand for long term Treasuries at the March auctions dropped, continuing the downtrend of the past 6 ½ years. But supply, which has also been falling over that period, has stabilized and could turn higher.
Last week the Treasury cut back the supply of the 4 week bills to $55 billion from $60 billion. Today they just announced another cut, to $45 billion. As a result of continuing massive demand for short government paper, the 4 week bill rate broke down from its range and closed at 18 basis points…
The 10 year Treasury yield has pulled back from trend resistance, while the US dollar had a slight bounce from projected cycle channel support lines. Here’s what those moves mean.
US banks and foreign central banks continue to show their non support of the Treasury market as the US government pounds the market with new supply. That has impacted the markets as Treasury prices have fallen, yields have risen, and the rise in stock prices has begun to slow. These same forces will continue to…
US banks and foreign central banks continue to show little interest in picking up a significant portion of the heavy Treasury supply that the US government has been issuing in recent weeks. That has implications for both bonds and stocks.
The 10 year Treasury is headed for a major inflection point in its downtrend, while the US dollar appears to be headed for another test of its recent lows, with some indicators suggesting a limited breakdown.