US tsys trading higher, curve steeper, US 10Y 2.29 ( -2.1bps), bouncing after weaker PPI, retail sales – with Univ of Michigan sent expected at 10:00. Core Euro bonds higher, bund/gilt spd ~3bps wider on weaker Euro GDP. GOCs higher, underpinned by somewhat dovish comments from BOC deputy Wilkins noting that policy rates likely to remain low if BOC maintains 2% infl target. Provi spds 1bp wider, follow thru on late aft weakness Thursday & risk off this morn – Ont 46 106/105, QC 48 112.5/111.5 – still expect supply likely in longs given flat 10s/30s & tighter Ont 45/25 box.
- Euro-Area Growth Misses Estimates as ECB Ponders More Stimulus (Bloomberg) Euro-area economic growth unexpectedly slowed in the third quarter, underscoring the vulnerability of the region’s recovery as the European Central Bank examines the need for fresh stimulus.
- Global oil inventory stands at record level (FT) Global oil inventories have risen to a record level just shy of 3bn barrels, the world’s leading energy agency said on Friday, even as the collapse in prices has boosted demand to a five-year high. “This massive cushion has inflated even as the global oil market adjusts to $50/bbl oil,” said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its closely watched monthly oil market report.
- European shares hammered after commodity rout (Reuters) European shares were set for their biggest weekly fall since September on Friday after commodity prices tumbled to multi-year lows on worries over a glut in supply and slower global economic growth.
- Eurozone convertible deal snapped up (FT) International Consolidated Airlines Group sold €1bn of convertible bonds on Thursday, with one of the largest deals for 2015 attracting strong demand from investors who have been starved of such offerings this year.
- Overview: IG24 5Y 79.852/80.568 (+0.617), US 10yr note futures are up +0.20% at 126-14+, S&P 500 futures are down -0.31% at 2034.25, Crude oil futures are down -0.43% at 41.57$, Gold futures are up +0.59% at $1087.4, DXY is down -0.08% at 98.592.
US Economic Data
- Retail sales increased 0.1% MoM in October, below expectations (0.3%), after increasing 0.1% the previous month.
- Retail sales excluding automobiles increased 0.2% in October, compared to consensus of a 0.4% increase, and a revised -0.4% decrease in September.
- PPI came in at -0.4% MoM (-1.6% YoY) in October versus September -0.5% MoM (-1.1% YoY).
- PPI core decreased -0.3% MoM (+0.1% YoY) in October compared to previous month -0.3% MoM (0.8% YoY).
- Business inventories are forecast to increase 0.0% MoM in September, equal to previous month increase.
- University of Michigan confidence (P) is expected at 91.5 in November 1.5 point higher than previous month.
Canadian Economic Data
- There is no major economic data today.
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