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Approaching Key Short-Term Support


Richer Post-CPI As 75bp Hike Swept Off The Table


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GILT SUMMARY: Gilts opened lower and have pretty much stayed there since with
little seen to move them out of their morning stupor. 2-yr to 10-yr part of the
yield curve is weighed the most with 10s/30s 0.8bp tighter
- 2-yr Gilt yield is +1.9bp at 0.475%, 5-yr +1.9bps at 0.747%, 10-yr +1.8bp at
1.27% and 30-yr +0.9bp at 1.823% according to Tradeweb.
- Gilts seen pressured by more optimistic comments from EU Juncker that there is
some progress being made on Brexit negotiations, but will need to see by Dec 4
if enough progress has been made to move talks onto the next stage.
- There was a small drop in the number of mortgage approvals in October compared
to September, however re-mortgage approvals more than made up for the short
- Flow wise it has been very quiet with the exception of Gilt future calendar
roll that has jumped into life today with over 160k block and a further 65k
traded on screen. 
- Swap spreads are little changed with exception of 2-yr which is 1.7bp tighter,
while 5-yr & 10-yr breakevens are 1bp wider, but 30-yr unchanged

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