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GBPUSD TECHS

Bearish Risk Still Present

US TSYS

Modest Tail On 2Y Auction

EQUITIES

E-Mini S&P Extends Bounce to 100 Points

EURUSD TECHS

Needle Still Points South

US TSYS SUMMARY
US TSYS SUMMARY: Tsys continues to trade lower/off late morning lows, albeit on
light volume (TYU<650k), generally quiet summer trade, sidelined accts into the
Fed chair semi-annual MonPol testimony Tue (1000ET). Little react to data:
retail sales (+0.5%), Jul Empire Manufacturing Index (22.6) and May business
inventories (+0.4%).
- US$ index softer: DXY -0.169 to 94.508; US$/Yen lower -.06 to 112.32
(112.56H/112.11L); equities lower (emini -1.75, 2801.5); gold weaker (XAU -0.71,
1240.74); West Texas crude under heavy pressure (WTI -3.40, 67.61), sell off
after Shell annc ends force majeure on exports, then again on Russia's Trump
comment "not interested in driving prices up (energy) as it drains other areas
(economical)."
- Rates extended session lows into late morning trade, coincided w/positive
research report from BoA heralding "strong earnings growth and low defaults" are
"around the corner". Light deal-tied flow, large FVU/WNU steepener Block
(+18,328 FVU, 113-16.5 vs. -3,455 WNU, 159-28). Tsy cash/ylds: 2Y 99-25.75
(2.599%), 5Y 99-13 (2.752%), 10Y 100-04.5 (2.856%), 30Y 103-05 (2.964%)
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