An “OK” 2-year note auction and a lack of surprise in housing data left the Treasury market in familiar territory, near unchanged.
The government issued another $44-billion in 2-year notes at a rate of 1% and a bid to cover of 3; indirect bidders accounted for 34.8% of the participation. This auction suggests that demand for Treasuries might be slightly waning but it also lowers the bar for the upcoming issues and that could be near-term supportive.
Existing home sales came in at 5.02 million, a bit above expectations but slightly below the previous reading. Similarly, the FHFA home price index declined by .6% to surpass analyst estimates. The news was relatively neutral and thus, so was the market.
Neither equities nor currencies were able to give Treasury trade direction until late in the session. The financial and commodity markets across the board waffled near yesterday’s settlement prices to make for a dreadfully boring trading day.
Nothing has changed, we are sticking with yesterday’s chart work:
The June 30-year bond futures has resistance near 118’17 then again near 119. Support lies at, 117’03 and then again near 115’28. Note traders can look at similar upside levels at 117’22 then again at 118’01 with support at 116’08 and then again near 115’17.
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**Seasonality is already be factored into current prices, any references to such does not indicate future market action.
Treasury Bond and Note Option Trading Recommendations
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