July 29, 2022 19:30 GMT
Tsys futures remain mixed by the bell, curves flatter with short end underperforming: 2s10s -4.966 at 24.198, 5s10s -2.275 at -4.803.
- Weaker data in-line w/ more moderate rate hikes later in the year: Little initial reaction after slight gain in June reading of Personal Income is +0.6% MoM vs. +0.5 est, PCE Deflator is +1.0% MoM vs. +0.9% est, and ECI +1.3% vs. +1.2% est. Rates and stocks moved higher after the Chicago Business BarometerTM, produced with MNI, slid further in July, extending June's decline. The indicator fell 3.9-points to 52.1, the lowest level since August 2020.
- Exogenous factors: Tsys had come under pressure in early London hours after higher than expected French, Italian and Spanish GDP economic data triggered selling in EGBs w/ brief pause after weaker than expected German GDP.
- Meanwhile, Fed speakers out of media blackout: Atlanta Fed Bostic broke the seal earlier, reiterating Chair Powell's talking point: we are not in a recession, but inflation needs to be addressed w/ "more work needs to be done on bringing demand and supply into balance".
- Next Monday data: S&P Global Mfg data (52.4 est), ISMs (mfg 52.0 est; prices paid 73.5 est), JOLTS job openings (10.994M).
- Current cross assets: spot Gold +5.35 at 1761.19, Crude firmer but off early highs WTI +2.18 at 98.60, stocks on high ESU2 +64.50 at 4138.00 -- highest level sine June 9..
- Currently, 2-Yr yield is up 4.1bps at 2.9027%, 5-Yr is up 1bps at 2.7079%, 10-Yr is down 1.1bps at 2.665%, and 30-Yr is down 1.7bps at 3.0057%.