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Market Update

US cash mkt closed, TY futures lower on very low vol (135k). UK gilt/bund curves steeper, as mkt adjusts to much larger than exp borrowing program, even as the 15bln increase is weighed more towards the short end. Bunds also mixed, buoyed by as exp Q3 German GDP (0.2%) and weaker IFO expectations index. Bunds faded from highs after ECB VP Costancio said it was difficult to anticipate results of Italy referendum, and that he was encouraged by better data on inflation & growth. GOCs lower, erasing half of yest rally, GOC 10Y 1.59 from 1.61 high yest morn. Long benchmark change – Dec 48s with the 48/45 roll -2/-2.2 – inverting further from yest pre-auction. Provis unch, Ont 26s traded down 83.5 yest aft, opening 83.5/83. In corps weve seen some extension trades & buying in high beta reits,NVCC … a couple of observations: TAP 23s look cheap and have lagged the broader mkt, Morguard (MRCCN) offers decent spread off more liquid reits, NVCC looks attractive on variety of metrics (lack of supply, spread over DN). Teranet, cominar, telus also names weve traded recently.

News headlines 

Dollar Surge Weighs on Emerging Markets as Copper Extends Rally (Bloomberg) The dollar gains reverberated through emerging markets as the case for multiple U.S. rate hikes next year strengthened. Copper was set to close at its highest level in more than a year. India’s rupee and Vietnam’s dong slid to records, while the Philippine peso dropped to its weakest level in eight years. In Turkey, the lira rebounded from an all-time low after the central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates. Copper’s surge pulled a gauge of commodities higher for a fourth day, the longest rally in a month. Rosneft PJSC approved a $17 billion bond program, the biggest ever by a Russian company as the nation’s largest oil producer refinances debt.

Gold Sets 9-Month Low After Silver Enters Bear Market on Dollar (Bloomberg) Gold is getting trampled, and silver entered a bear market. Bullion sank to the lowest level since February on speculation that prospects for economy-boosting policies by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. The dollar reached the highest level in more than a decade and U.S. equities hit new records. Silver fell for a second day after closing more than 20 percent below the Aug. 2 settlement.

Oil prices static on uncertainty over planned production cut (Reuters) Oil prices were little changed on Thursday as uncertainty ahead of a planned OPEC-led crude production cut and thin liquidity during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday kept traders from making big new bets. At 1040 GMT (5:40 a.m. ET), Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $48.89, down 6 cents from their close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 was down 2 cents at $47.94 per barrel.

Fed policymakers confident of need for rate hikes on eve of Trump win (Reuters) Federal Reserve policymakers appeared confident on the eve of the U.S. presidential election that the economy was strengthening enough to warrant interest rate increases soon, minutes from the Fed’s Nov. 1-2 meeting showed. The minutes released on Wednesday back the consensus view on Wall Street that the Fed is poised to raise rates in December. Policymakers left borrowing costs unchanged earlier this month, just days before Republican Donald Trump triumphed in the Nov. 8 presidential contest.

China says it will promote trade deals regardless of TPP, RCEP direction (Reuters) China said it will actively participate in bilateral and multilateral trade deals, with the goal of deepening reform and opening up its economy, regardless of the direction the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) might take. The statement follows U.S. President-elect Donald Trump saying he would withdraw the United States from the multi-country TPP that excludes China, putting RCEP – a rival pact that excludes the United States – as the front-runner for new free trade deals in the region.

IEA expects oil investment to fall for third year in 2017 (Reuters) Investment in new oil production is likely to fall for a third year in 2017 as a global supply glut persists, stoking volatility in crude markets, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. “Our analysis shows we are entering a period of greater oil price volatility (partly) as a result of three years in a row of global oil investments in decline: in 2015, 2016 and most likely 2017,” IEA director general Fatih Birol said, speaking at an energy conference in Tokyo.

Overnight markets                                                                     

Overview: US 10yr note futures are down -0.1745% at 125-5, S&P 500 futures are up 0.05% at 2201.75, Crude oil futures are down -0.02% at $47.95, Gold futures are down -0.39% at $1187.8, DXY is up 0.07% at 101.77, CAD/USD is up 0.05% at 0.7411.

US Economic Data 

There is no major economic data release for today

Canadian Economic Data

There is no major economic data release for today

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