The week ahead is packed with economic news


For a brief moment about 6:30 am ET this morning the 10 year note yield traded unchanged from Friday, after that it increased, by 9 am the 10 year note 4.91% +7 bps, MBS prices -25 bps. No data releases today.

This week is packed with key economic data and the FOMC meeting that will leave rates unchanged, not a soul thinks the Fed will increase rates. October manufacturing and service sector indexes, Sept JOLTS job openings, and the elephant October employment data.

Treasury set to announce its needs to borrow later today. The US debt climbing rapidly, Treasury must borrow more. Investors are going to demand higher rates to fund the debt, one hard reason interest rates will fight a strong headwind to retreat, even if inflation declines the debt will keep rates higher than would be the case. In August when Treasury announced its funding needs the 10-year and 30-year yields to their highest point since November—and caused volatility for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Since then, yields on the 10-year bonds—a key economic indicator—have gone up by 80 basis points, through Friday’s close. The forecasts project the deficit to be between $1.6 trillion to $1.9 trillion in fiscal 2024, a level like fiscal year 2023 and significantly higher than before the pandemic, as borrowing costs on debt have swelled. Treasury will release the request at 3 pm today. The complete refunding announcement is Wednesday, traders will focus on Treasury’s borrowing needs, maybe more than the FOMC.

Beside the heavy US calendar, The Bank of England, the Bank of Japan will meet this week. Eurozone CPI, GDP, Tuesday. Eurozone unemployment, Friday.

At 9:30 am the DJIA opened +261, NASDAQ +92, S&P +29. 10 year note 4.90% +7 bps. FNMA 6.5 30 year coupon at 9:30 am -22 bps from Friday’s close and -6 bps from 9:30 am Friday.

This Week’s Calendar:

  • Tuesday,

  • 8:30 am Q3 employment cost index (+1.0%)

    9 am August Case/Shiller home price index (+0.7%)

    9:45 am October Chicago purchasing mgrs. index (45.0 from 44.1)

    10 am October consumer confidence index from the Conference Board (100.00 from 103.0)

    FOMC meeting begins

  • Wednesday,

  • 7 am weekly MBA mortgage applications

    8:15 am October ADP private jobs (150K from 89K in Sept)

    10 am October ISM manufacturing index (49.0 from 49.0)

    Sept construction spending (+0.4%)

    Sept JOLTS job openings (9.375M from 9.610m)

    2 pm FOMC policy statement

    2:30 pm Jerome Powell’s press conference

  • Thursday,

  • 8:30 am weekly jobless claims (213K from 210K)

    Q3 preliminary productivity and unit labor costs (productivity +4.2%, unit labor costs +0.7% from +2.2% in Q2)

    10 am Sept factory orders (+1.1%)

  • Friday

  • 8:30 am October employment data (unemployment 3.8% unch, NFP jobs +183K, private jobs +143K, average hourly earnings +0.3% from +0.2%, year/year +4.0% from +4.2%)

    10 am October ISM services sector index (53.0 from 53.6)

Source: TBWS

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Dean Wegner


Mortgage Area Manager

NMLS: NMLS# 220741

Cell: 480-286-3303

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