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Larger FX Option Pipeline


Full circle from late Tuesday when Trump cancelled stimulus negotiations, WH adv Kudlow annc'd Fri Trump had approved a revised stimulus package underscored risk appetite. (Largely ignored: Pelosi press conf over presidential capacity in relation to 25th amm; U.S. Destroyer JOHN MCCAIN entering China waters without permission)

  • Cross-current headlines ensued over next few hours: Tsy Sec Mnuchin to make $1.8T counteroffer vs Dem' $2.6T; SEN Ldr McConnell stated he didn't have enough votes to pass counteroffer, a new deal is "unlikely in next 3 wks" at KY event.
  • Taken with huge grain of salt: late headline that Trump "WANTS MORE AID THAN EITHER SIDE OF CONGRESS IS OFFERING" Bbg. No obvious headline driver in late trade, overall volume relatively thin after a decent start (TYZ only 875k after starting session near 300k). Apparent position squaring ahead extended holiday weekend for most., Yld curves bend flatter, update.
  • The 2-Yr yield is up 0.2bps at 0.1529%, 5-Yr is up 0bps at 0.3374%, 10-Yr is down 0.8bps at 0.777%, and 30-Yr is down 1.2bps at 1.5744%.
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