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AUD Edges Lower After Volatile Wednesday


(Z1) Bearish Trend Condition


U.S. Tsys Help Futures To Twist Flatten Overnight


Post-FOMC Twist Flattening


Heavy Start


Reserve Bank Tightens LVR Restrictions

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A busier afternoon session for EGBs after US inflation Core CPI missed expectation.

  • US Unrounded numbers were % M/M figures: Headline 0.474; Core: 0.329. Unrounded
  • % Y/Y figures: Headline 5.365; Core: 4.275.
  • Govies have in turn pushed off their lows. To make new session high, although we still remain in negative territory at the time of typing.
  • Despite some pullback in Bunds, the contract is in a narrow 46 ticks range (176.21/176.67).
  • Peripheral have widened further, albeit in small, with Italy leading by 2.2bps.
  • Gilts are in a 39 ticks range (129.30/129.69), and are outperforming Bund on the margin.
  • Gilt/Bund spread is 0.5bp tighter on the session.
  • Despite the pull back in the UK long end, the shorter part of the strip has kept up pace, and the curves lean steeper.
  • Looking ahead, Fed Bostic discusses Fed's role in making Economy more inclusive, Fed's George speaks to Business Economists, and CNBCs Steve Liesman will interview Kaplan on The Exchange.