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Today's Coupons
 
  10-Year Notes   98-27.5 (-07.5)  
 
  FN 3.5% Coupon   99-18.5 (-05)  
 
  Support   2.950%  
 
  Resistance   2.760%  
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
 
 
Treasuries are lower than yesterday at the opening of today’s session. The yield on the UST 10-Year is currently at 2.882% after closing at 2.856% during the prior session.

The economic calendar for the week kicks off tomorrow with MBA Mortgage Applications, Current Account Balance and Existing Home Sales scheduled for release. The calendar continues on Thursday with Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims, House Price Index and Markit Manufacturing; and concludes on Friday with New Home Sales, Capital Goods and Durable Goods Orders.   

The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve is scheduled to meet today to determine if current economic data warrant further increases to the Fed Funds Target Rate. Any changes in rates would also be announced tomorrow.

The curve has bear-steepened with the UST 10-Year yield up 2.6 bps from prior closing.
 
 
   
 
   
 
This Week's Events
 
 
  DATE EVENT TIME(PT) PERIOD SURVEY ACTUAL PRIOR REVISED  
  03/19 No Data - - - - - -  
                   
  03/20 No Data - - - - - -  
                   
  03/21 MBA Mortgage Applications 04:00 16 Mar - - 0.90% -  
                   
  03/21  Existing Home Sales 07:00 Feb 5.40m - 5.38m -  
                   
  03/21 Existing Home Sales MoM 07:00 Feb 0.40% - -3.20% -  
                   
  03/21 FOMC Rate Decision (Upper Bound) 11:00 21 Mar  1.75% - 1.50% -  
                   
  03/21 FOMC Rate Decision (Lower Bound) 11:00 21 Mar  1.50% - 1.25% -  
                   
  03/22 Initial Jobless Claims 05:30 17 Mar  225k - 226k -  
                   
  03/22 Continuing Claims 05:30 10 Mar  1873k - 1879k -  
                   
  03/22 FHFA House Price Index MoM 06:00 Jan 0.40% - 0.30% -  
                   
  03/22 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort 06:45 18 Mar - - 56.20 -  
                   
  03/22 Markit US Manufacturing PMI 06:45 Mar P 55.50 - 55.30 -  
                   
  03/22 Markit US Services PMI 06:45 Mar P 56.00 - 55.90 -  
                   
  03/22 Markit US Composite PMI 06:45 Mar P - - 55.80 -  
                   
  03/22 Leading Index 07:00 Feb 0.50% - 1.00% -  
                   
  03/22 Kansas City Fed Manf. Activity 08:00 Mar 17.00 - 17.00 -  
                   
  03/23 Durable Goods Orders 05:30 Feb P 1.60% - -3.60% -  
                   
  03/23 Durables Ex Transportation 05:30 Feb P 0.50% - -0.30% -  
                   
  03/23 New Home Sales 07:00 Feb 620k - 593k -  
                   
  03/23 New Home Sales MoM 07:00 Feb 4.60% - -7.80% -  
                   
 
 
 
 
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