US tsys trading slightly lower in narrow o/n range on very little overnite news, US 10Y 2.19 (+2bps) & curve steeper out to ten yrs. Core Euro bonds German 10Y bund slightly lower along with UK gilts before Draghi comments at 1:00 EST. Late Monday the US Treasury raised their borrowing needs for this qtr to $344bln from $270bln prelim est. RBA kept rates at 2.0% with odds of a rate cut were ~50%, Aussie yields ~6bps higher. GOCs are lower, outperforming tsys by ~1bp out the curve. Provis opening with bid tone, expect supply after solid BC 25 yest (-10 thru Onts, now -10.5 bid)
- RBA holds rates at record-low 2 percent but adds easing bias (CNBC) The Reserve Bank of Australia held its key cash rate at 2 percent, saying that the prospects for an improvement in economic conditions had “firmed a little over recent months.”
- Treasury raises quarterly borrowing estimate to $344 billion (Marketwatch) The U.S. government expects to borrow $344 billion in the October-December quarter, an estimate that is $74 billion higher than previously projected in August, the Treasury Department said Monday.
- TransCanada seeks pause on pipeline decision (G&M) In what may be a last-ditch effort to salvage the Keystone XL pipeline from President Barack Obama’s anticipated rejection, TransCanada Corp. made an unprecedented request Monday – asking the U.S. government to suspend consideration of its bid to build an $8-billion (U.S.) pipeline to funnel Alberta oil sands crude across the United States to Gulf Coast refineries.
- Molson Coors and SABMiller in talks on joint venture stake sale (FT) Molson Coors, the US-Canadian brewer, is in advanced talks to buy SABMiller’s majority stake in their American joint venture, people familiar with the talks said, in a move seen as critical to helping Anheuser-Busch InBev secure its £68bn takeover of SAB.
- Overview: IG24 5Y 72.516/73.216 (+0.262), US 10yr note futures are down -0.11% at 127-07+, S&P 500 futures are down -0.20% at 2091.25, Crude oil futures are up +1.26% at 46.72$, Gold futures are down -0.76% at $1127.3, DXY is up +0.40% at 97.316.
US Economic Data
- ISM New York (October) will be release at 9:45 (last report: 44.5).
- Factory orders are expected at -0.9% MoM in September fallowing -1.7% in August.
- IBD/TIPP economic optimism is forecast at 47.4 in November 0.1 point higher than October (47.3).
- Total vehicle sales are expected at 17.70M in October lower than September 18.07M.
Canadian Economic Data
- There is no major economic data today.
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