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JGB TECHS

(U1) Tilted Higher

NZD

Kiwi Gives Away Post-GDP Gains

AUSSIE BONDS

Dragged Flatter By U.S. Tsys Overnight

US TSYS

Flat Re-Open

AUD

Attempted Recovery Short Lived

AUSSIE 10-YEAR TECHS

(U1) Uptrend Weakening

Tight After Light Steepening

US TSYS

T-Notes sit -0-01+ at 137-26 after correcting from best levels during NY trade on Thursday, closing closer to session lows, as the contract continues to operate in familiar territory.

  • The cash Tsy curve steepened a little on Thursday, with 30s cheapening by 2.5bp on the day, although there was little in the way of overt headline catalysts to drive the move, as participants pointed to continued focus re: U.S. fiscal developments and Brexit matters (despite some posturing from top level officials re: the latter), while the S&P 500 registered another fresh all-time high. Local data was mixed, with weekly jobless claims and the latest Philly Fed survey disappointing, while the latest housing starts and building permits prints topped exp.
  • On the fiscal front, a recent tweet from Senate Majority Leader McConnell noted that "Productive conversations remain underway on COVID-19 relief. But Congress must not slide into treating these talks like routine negotiations at our routine pace. This could not be more urgent. The Senate's going to keep working right through the weekend until we get an outcome."
  • There is little in the way of tier 1 headline risk slated for Asia-Pac hours.
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