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US TSYS SUMMARY: US Tsys ended higher, steeper after FOMC voted 7-2 to tighten
US Fed Funds rate 25bp to 1.25%-1.50%; expects labor mkts "will remain strong':
cited "solid" jobs gain. Tsys gained after FOMC amid 2way flow: initial
buys/short-cvr then mild profit-taking, then more buying. Tsys began NY lower,
rebounded on tame 0.1% Core CPI, basically ignoring Nov CPI +0.4%. US$ weak,
aiding Tsys earlier.
- Curves flatten in morning, early afternoon, post-FOMC steepeners; 2way out
curve early afternoon. FX-tied buys in morning as US$/yen lower, fast-, real$
buyers in Tsy 10s and 30s, banks buying 30s. Other sellers of cash 5s and 10s
- US Tsy futures: 2:48pm, 2:49pm ET combined 10,000 block buy of FVH 5Y Tsy
futures; also had been 2:34pm ET buy of 4,000 EDM8 Eurodlr futures at 98.09;
Also 2:30pm ET Tsy futrs steepener block buy 11,600 FVH 5Y Futrs buy-thru at
116-13.25/sell-thru of 2,000 WNH at 167-15. Early heavy front end Eurodlr
futures selling (EDZ7, EDH8). Late block buy: 2:58pm ET of 12,000 TUH 2Y Tsy
futures at 107-06.5. AP: Hse, Sen agreed in principle on tax pact, flr vote next
wk. 3PM ET: 2Y 1.786%, 3Y 1.899%, 5Y 2.112%, 7Y 2.257%, 10Y 2.351%, 30Y 2.737%.