Here’s the problem. When rates are falling, there are more sales, and especially more refi. So the prepayments go up, and the Fed sees a greater reduction in its MBS holdings. Those reductions had been running at the rate of $65-70 billion per month through last month, based on the prepayment rate in the market in prior months. The Fed then bought that much from the dealers in the following months.
The market started a baby downtrend channel last week. The top of the channel will open on Monday at 3572. Here in the premarket around 5:30 AM in New York, that trendline was being challenged as, once again, Asia and Europe have rallied. This report shows you what to look for this week as it affects the longer term outlook.
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The good news is that the 9-12 month cycle projection no longer points toward 1700. The outlook will remain bullish if certain things happen this week and next.
Lee's Free Thinking
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. In bear land, we would have preferred Tanks Giving. But the market doesn’t seem to want to do any tanking.
Thanks to Lindsay Williams at Strictly Business.
Other than anything I say, the fiscal games that the Trump Regime is playing on its way out. Here’s why, along with what to expect in today’s US stock market trading patterns.
Anyone who has traded this market successfully since Pfizer Day is a genius.
I am not a genius.
Yes, they are. They have come back to celebrate the holiday.
News and Opinion
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