US tsys weaker curve flatter led by 5Y, US 10Y 2.30 (+3.4bps), 2Y @0.946 – a high since April 2010. Core euro bonds weaker led by 10Y bunds (+6.5bps) @ 0.54% pressured by stronger PMIs (See above) & supply. Belgium sold 10Y &12Y debt while Germany, Spain & Netherlands all have supply this week with no reinvestment flows (MNI). Meanwhile 2Y bund dropped to record low yield -0.39%. GOCs are lower, curve steeper modestly underperforming tsys in the back end. Provis unch to start with Ont in blackout, QC issuing last week – BC, Newf, Alta all rumoured.
- Oil Recovers With Energy Producers on Saudi Comments; Bonds Sink (Bloomberg) Oil rallied and shares of energy companies erased losses as Saudi Arabia repeated it’s ready to work with other producers to stabilize global markets. Other commodities markets stayed lower, while stocks and bonds both declined.
- Metals hit multiyear lows as dollar gains (FT) Metal prices are near multiyear lows as a strong dollar exacerbates oversupply fears amid concerns about weak demand from China. However, a rebound in oil prices on hopes Saudi Arabia would make moves to stabilise the market is paring losses across the commodity complex, helping resources stocks recover from an early sell-off.
- Euro zone business growth at four-year high (Reuters) Business activity in the euro zone picked up at its fastest pace since mid-2011 this month, and far quicker than expected, as slowing growth in France following the Nov. 13 attacks was offset by a buoyant Germany.
- Bond issuance in euros hits six-year high (FT) Corporate investment grade bond issuance in euros is heading for the highest annual level since 2009 as companies scramble to sell debt ahead of the expected launch of a second round of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank.
- Why the Housing Rebound Hasn’t Lifted the U.S. Economy Much (WSJ) American homeowners are finally digging out of the hole created by the housing crisis. But their housing wealth is playing a much smaller role in the overall economy than it did before the downturn.
- Canada’s economy and fiscal health ‘has deteriorated’ since April, Liberals reveal in first For those Canadians looking for the way forward on the federal government’s deficit-spending program, stay tuned. The Liberals, in office for just two weeks, are facing drastically lower economic growth in the coming years and a series of budget deficits as they push ahead with plans to plough billions of dollars into infrastructure stimulus projects across the country.
- Overview: US 10yr note futures are lower -0.06% at 126-19, S&P 500 futures are down -0.12% at 2086.25, Crude oil futures are down -1.26% at 41.36$, Gold futures are down -0.36% at $1072.40, DXY is up +0.10 % at 99.65.
US Economic Data
- Chicago Fed National Activity Index missed expectations during October, coming in at -0.04 vs. 0.08 expected and down from September’s -0.29.
- Existing home sales for September will be release at 9:00. US existing home sales or home resales is expected to modestly slid from previous recording of 5.55M for the month of September. Market expects US October’s home resales to stand at 5.39M.
Canadian Economic Data
- Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index will be released today at 10:00am.
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