US tsys opening lower, curve steeper with the US 10Y 2.164 (+3.7bps)on ‘risk on’ after China stocks rallied 3.0% despite poor export figures. European equities are higher, USD lower , gold higher and crude lower. Also weighing on tsys – a wave of govt/corp supply: the US auctions $58bln in 3,10& 30Y bonds this week while corp issuance expected to pick up after a slow August. CP (Baa1/BBB+) set to issue ~$1bln in 20 & 30Y bonds to fund capital investments as well as a $850mln repurchase pgrm. S&P had noted that this would raise its debt/ebitda to ~2.5x – above which would necessitate a downgrade. In Canada, GOCs are lower & steeper with provis unch – expectations of supply weighing despite the positive tone in credit/equities, thou GOCs $1.00 lower in longs not supportive.
- China Exports Mark Latest Soft Reading for Economy (WSJ) Weaker demand for Chinese goods in most global markets led to a drop in exports for the second consecutive month, as the economy continued its struggle to regain momentum.
- San Francisco Fed’s Williams Sees Rate Increase ‘This Year,’ (WSJ) If Risks DissipateFor much of 2015, John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has projected a rosy U.S. economic outlook, seeing solid output growth, steady unemployment declines and an approaching need to increase short-term interest rates.
- Euro zone second-quarter GDP revised higher as Italy grows faster (G&M) The euro zone economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, data showed on Tuesday, mainly because of faster growth in Italy and Greece.
- Canadian banks helping clients bend rules to move money out of China (G&M) Some Canadian banks allow wealthy Asian investors to skirt Chinese law by helping them bring in large amounts of money that is often used to buy real estate in Vancouver.
- ECB quantitative easing: Failure to spark (FT) When Siemens revealed a €200m investment in a new wind turbine plant at Cuxhaven, on Germany’s North Sea coast, last month, it was hard to know who had more reason to cheer: the 1,000 people who will be employed at the facility — or the European Central Bank.
- Bond Market Sends Fed All-Clear to Raise Interest Rates (Bloomberg) Janet Yellen has the fixed-income market just where she wants it: ripe for the first increase in U.S. interest rates since 2006.Just about every indicator is telling the Federal Reserve Chair a move at next week’s policy meeting would cause government bonds little disruption.
- Overview: IG24 5Y 80.4/80.9 (-2.35), US 10yr note futures are down -0.23% at 127-14+, S&P 500 futures are up +1.70% at 1954.50, Crude oil futures are down -0.85% at 45.66, Gold futures are up +0.13% at $1122.9, DXY is down -0.12% at 96.111.
- US BANK CDS (5yr): BAC 76/80 (-1), GS 94/98 (-1), MS 85/89 (-1), C 85/89 (-1), JPM 77/81 (-1), WFC 56/60 (-1)
US Economic Data
- NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for August came in at 95.9 compared to the consensus of 96.0 and prior month (95.4).
- Labor market conditions for August will be release at 10:00 and is forecasted at 1.5 after a 1.1 level in July.
- Consumer credit is forecast at $18.0B in July versus June $20.74B.
Canadian Economic Data
- Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index will be released today at 10:00am.
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