Back and Filling but Waiting for Auctions

Today was a slow news week, but things pick up a little in the next few days. Traders are awaiting another round of record Treasury auctions as well as Wednesday’s Bernanke testimony on “exit strategies”. The Fed has made it clear that they will slowly reduce their accommodative policy in regards to lower interest rates before actually hiking the Fed Funds target.
The U.S. dollar ran into some selling pressure and that worked against the Treasury bulls. It seems as though the positive correlation between the domestic currency and government backed fixed income securities is becoming a little more obvious. Although there is some room for error, we are looking for the near-term direction in both assets to be lower.
Bulls and bears will battle tomorrow over the significance of market supply and safe haven buying and the auction results could be the deciding factor. We are approaching the week with a “sell on rallies” mentality but caution that the absolute highs might not be in. We see some risk (based on the week’s events) of a run in the long bond to the 120 area but at such levels we would be bears. In the meantime, support in the March T-bond lies at 118. If you are trading the 10-year note, look for resistance at 119 and then again at 119’20. However, we favor a pullback to support near 117’20.
The five year note could see 117’18 should things get out of hand in equities, but if these levels are seen they should be a good place to be bearish.
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Carley Garner
Senior Analyst / Commodity Broker
DeCarley Trading
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