Posted by: cfigueira | May 18, 2010

Mortgage bonds prices

Mortgage bonds prices opened near unchanged failing to erase the losses from yesterday afternoon amid mixed data this morning.

PPI fell 0.1%, weaker than the expected 0.1% increase. On the face this was bond friendly, unfortunately, the core, which excluded volatile food and energy, rose 0.2%, higher than the expected 0.1% increase. Housing starts rose 5.8%, stronger than the expected 4.6% increase, generally not bond friendly

Stocks futures point to a positive open later this morning.

Oil prices rose above $71/barrel in overnight trading. Falling energy prices generally help alleviate the fear of inflation and help rates improve and rising energy prices usually reignite inflation concerns.

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