January 06, 2023 20:11 GMT
Yields Tumble With Average Earnings, ISM Services Misses
- Cash Tsys have swung from modest cheapening through 2-10Y tenors at the start of the US session to a substantial rally. The latter sees front end to belly yields currently down 21-22.5bps after notably weaker than expected average hourly earnings growth (offset somewhat by a new recent low for the u/e rate) before a significant miss for ISM Services as new orders cratered.
- US CPI on Jan 12 will most likely still be pivotal but for now, the market leans more heavily towards a 25bp hike from the FOMC on Feb 1 with 32bp priced vs 36-37bp prior to the data and the implied terminal cut 10bps to 4.95% for June (cumulative 62bps of hikes).
- Further along the curve, still significant rallies of 15bp for the 10Y (led by lower real yields, in turn pushing risk assets materially higher) have limited the steepening in 2s10s to just +5.5bps at -68bps, within yesterday's range. .
- TYH3 climbs to session highs of 114-09+ (+1-09) on very high volumes currently at 1.85M. It's easily through resistance at 113-15+ (Dec 23 high) to next eye 114-17 (76.4% retrace of Dec 13 – 30 bear leg).
- Looking to next week, Powell talking twice on Tue (Jan 10) at the Riksbank event will be firmly in focus, all with an eye on CPI on Thu (Jan 12).