Market Update

US tsys higher on FTQ bid, heavy volume in TY1 futs (~450k) , US 10Y 3.312 (-3.4bps). S&P futs down -11.25 or 0.45% (the largest premkt decline since August 29th), gold rebounding slightly, crude down 1.25%. No reaction to stronger PHiliTsys rose sharply at the start of European trading with bunds as Euro equities plunged in the face of the Spanish govt’s decision to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and after weak earnings from Unilever (-5%) andThe 2Y bund/tsy spread hit its highest level since August 1999 earlier.  GOCs higher in line with tsys,provis opening unch as well.

News headlines 

Rajoy Deploys Ultimate Weapon of Law on Catalonia (Bloomberg) Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will deploy the Spanish government’s most wide-ranging constitutional powers for the first time in the country’s history as he seeks to land a decisive blow on the Catalan separatist movement.

Senate Begins Tax Debate by Elbowing Democrats on Perks for Rich (Bloomberg) Senate Republicans kicked off their tax debate Wednesday by killing two Democratic proposals that sought to draw a line against tax breaks for the wealthy.

U.K. Retail-Sales Growth Slumps to Weakest in Four Years (Bloomberg) U.K. retail sales fell more than forecast in September, leaving growth in the third quarter at its weakest in four years. Sales dropped 0.8 percent from August, far more than the 0.1 percent estimated in a Bloomberg survey. Over the third quarter, annual growth slowed to 1.5 percent, the worst performance since October 2013, according to data from the Office for National Statistics in London.

Hong Kong Stocks Tumble Most This Year as Geely, Developers Sink (Bloomberg) Hong Kong shares turned sharply lower in afternoon trading, led by some of the year’s best performers, as traders cited concerns ranging from the risks of Chinese deleveraging to a surge in the city’s interbank rates.

Stocks Drop as Investor Jitters Return; Euro Gains: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) The optimism that spurred U.S. stocks to yet another record on Wednesday was missing in action throughout Asia and Europe, with Hong Kong shares tumbling and European peers trading lower as Spain’s Catalan crisis deepened and corporate newsflow disappointed.

China reports 6.8% third-quarter GDP growth, meeting expectations (CNBC) The country’s National Bureau of Statistics said its third-quarter GDP growth was 6.8 percent compared to the same period last year, a day after President Xi Jinping made big promises for the country’s economic future during a pivotal leadership meeting.

Rogers quarterly profit more than doubles on wireless strength (BNN) Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO) said on Thursday its third-quarter profit more than doubled as its wireless business kept firing on all cylinders and it sharply increased its full-year profit forecast

Caisse de depot changes investment strategy to address climate change (BNN) The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada’s second-largest public pension plan, said it would increase investments in low-carbon assets by more than $8 billion over the next three years.

Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss (Reuters) Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes.

Overnight markets 

Overview: US 10yr note futures are up 0.212% at 125-13, S&P 500 futures are down -0.53% at 2546.5, Crude oil futures are down -1.52% at $51.25, Gold futures are up 0.33% at $1287.2, DXY is down -0.18% at 93.197, CAD/USD is up 0.04% at 0.8019. 

Cda Benchmarks Yield Tsy Benchmarks Yield
2 Year 1.494% 2 Year 1.535%
5 Year 1.699% 5 Year 1.952%
10 Year 2.012% 10 Year 2.307%
30 Year 2.352% 30 Year 2.822%

US Economic Data

8:30 AM Initial Jobless Claims, Oct 14th 222k est 240k (243k prior)
Continuing Claims, Oct 7th 1888k est 1890k (1889k prior)
Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook, Oct 27.9 est 22.0 (23.8 prior)
9:45 AM Bloomberg Consumer Comfort, Oct 15th (49.5 prior)
Bloomberg Economic Expectations, Oct (51.5 prior)
10:00 AM Leading Index, Sep est 0.1% (0.4% prior)
10/19 – 10/20 Monthly Budget Statement, Sep est 6.0b (33.4b prior)

Canadian Economic Data

There is no Canadian economic data for today.


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