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August Economic Activity Rises 1.1% M/m

US Treasuries rose Friday on........>

US TSYS SUMMARY: US Treasuries rose Friday on speculation that US Pres. Trump
would chose Jerome Powell as his Fed Chair, which the market viewed as
relatively dovish in comparison to the other front-runner, Stanford Univ's John
Taylor. Trump will announce his choice before the Nov. 3rd start of his Asian
trip. Such speculation overcame earlier bond weakness amid firmer 3% 3Q GDP and,
and 2.2% GDP price index, 1.3% Core PCE Price Index, traders said. 
- Tsy futures had heavy sales in TYZ 10Ys from 124-11.5 down to 124-09. Buyers
then stepped in at the lows after softer 100.7 Oct. BBG/Univ of Mich consumer
sentiment. Prop and fast$ bought intermediates; real$ bought 10Y as bounce
gained traction. More buying on softer US$ vs. Yen. Asian buying also came into
- Other factors supporting rates: news that Catalonia officially declared
independence from Spain, said traders. Tsy futures also saw heavy buying in TYZ
from 124-16 to 124-19. - Tsys pared gains in afternoon, with, position square
into weekend; next week FOMC; Nov. Tsy options expire Today. 
- Tsys 3pm ET: 2Y 1.599%; 3Y 1.731%; 5Y 2.041% 7Y 2.272%; 10Y 2.426%, 30Y 2.935