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Goldman: QRA Brings No Relief On Duration Supply, Initiate 7s30s Steepener Play

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Late on Friday (in the wake of the QRA) Goldman Sachs wrote “one consequence of such elevated duration supply is a more pronounced “flow” effect around primary U.S. Tsy issuance. Our analysis shows that historically, yields have typically cheapened (and swap spreads narrowed) in the 1-2 weeks period leading up to the auction, particularly at longer maturities.”

  • “In terms of yield curves, beta-weighted 7s30s (and 10s30s) curve has more often than not steepened ahead of 30y refunding auctions, and the effect has been particularly pronounced in periods of high issuance - median steepening has been 8-10bp during prior periods of duration supply increases similar to the current quarter.”
  • “The pattern is also more likely to be observed in February refundings, given the 30y TIPS auction later in the month. We recommend taking advantage of the post-payrolls yield curve flattening to set tactical level-neutral 7s30s curve steepeners.”
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Late on Friday (in the wake of the QRA) Goldman Sachs wrote “one consequence of such elevated duration supply is a more pronounced “flow” effect around primary U.S. Tsy issuance. Our analysis shows that historically, yields have typically cheapened (and swap spreads narrowed) in the 1-2 weeks period leading up to the auction, particularly at longer maturities.”

  • “In terms of yield curves, beta-weighted 7s30s (and 10s30s) curve has more often than not steepened ahead of 30y refunding auctions, and the effect has been particularly pronounced in periods of high issuance - median steepening has been 8-10bp during prior periods of duration supply increases similar to the current quarter.”
  • “The pattern is also more likely to be observed in February refundings, given the 30y TIPS auction later in the month. We recommend taking advantage of the post-payrolls yield curve flattening to set tactical level-neutral 7s30s curve steepeners.”