US tsys are mixed after 2Q GDP was revised higher (3.7% vs 2.3%), curve ~2bps flatter, US 10Y 2.19 (+1bp). Reports of China liquidating tsys to support yuan as well as comments from BOJ Kuroda on inflation pressured tsys overnite. The pipeline of IG corporate issuance is building after issuance ground to a halt due to equity volatility this week. Could be as much as $100bln in Sept according to MNI, should conditions stabilize further. The US auctions $29bln in 7Y notes after lacklustre 2 & 5Y auctions, with the belly of the tsy curve ~3 bps cheaper than at this pt yest which should support the auction. In Canada, GOCs are lower led by the 5Y for a change with 5/10 ~2bps flatter. Provis opening ~1bp tighter, long Onts trading up at 99 earlier, Ont 25s @ 87.5 so the 45/25 bs is ~1bp wider at 11.9/11.6.
- U.S. second-quarter GDP revised to show larger 3.7% gain (Marketwatch) The U.S. economy grew at a faster 3.7% annual pace in the second quarter, up from the initial estimate of growth at a 2.3% clip, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
- China Intervened Today to Shore Up Stocks Ahead of Military Parade (Bloomberg) China’s government resumed its intervention in the stock market on Thursday and has been cutting holdings of U.S. Treasuries this month to support the yuan, according to people familiar with the matter.
- Margin Calls Bite Investors, Banks (WSJ) Loans backed by investment portfolios have become a booming business for Wall Street brokerages. Now the bill is coming due—for both the banks and their clients.
- Fed’s Dudley: Case for September Rate Increase Now ‘Less Compelling’ (WSJ) Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said Wednesday that prospects of a U.S. central-bank rate rise next month have dimmed amid rising concerns about events happening outside of U.S. borders.
- Bank of England publishes concerns over bond liquidity (FT) Regulation to make banks safer may have had a destabilising effect on the bond market, according to a Bank of England analysis published on its new staff blog.
- Overview: IG24 5Y 79.4/79.9 (-2.6), US 10yr note futures are down -0.21% at 127-21+, S&P 500 futures are up +1.24% at 1962.0, Crude oil futures are up +3.83% at 40.08, Gold futures are down -0.32% at $1121.0, DXY is up +0.69% at 95.759.
- US BANK CDS (5yr): BAC 78/83 (-3), GS 98/103 (-1), MS 90/95 (-2), C 90/95 (-3), JPM 79/84 (-2), WFC 58/63 (-1)
US Economic Data
- GDP annualized QoQ grew 3.7% in 2Q 2015 higher than previously reported 2.3% increase.
- Personal consumption came in at 3.1% for 2Q 2015 vs 2.9% for previous release.
- GDP price index and Core PCE QoQ for 2Q 2015 were 2.1% and 1.8% 0.1% for GDP price index and unchanged from previous release.
- Initial jobless claims came in at 271K for the week ending August 22, lower than expected (274K) and prior week (277K).
- Continuing claims increased to 2269K from 2256K and higher than expected (2248K).
- Pending home sales are forecast at 1.0% MoM (8.3% YoY) in July versus June -1.8% MoM (11.1% YoY).
- Kansas City Fed manufacturing index is forecast at -4 in August higher than July level (-7).
Canadian Economic Data
- There is no major economic data today.
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