Plenty of Movement, Not Much Progress; More Volatility Ahead
The first week of any given month tends to have the highest concentration of economic data with the power to influence the bond market, and thus interest rates . This week was no exception.
In addition to the scheduled economic data, there was unscheduled drama in the banking sector. This involved the orderly failure of First Republic Bank, rumors of other imminent bank failures, and a run on various bank stocks that ultimately required multiple "circuit breakers" (temporary halts to trading due to the size and speed of price changes).
Bank drama coincided with lower job openings on Tuesday morning to send bond yields lower on Tuesday morning. This was easier to see in 2yr Treasury yields compared to the 10yr Treasuries that we typically follow because shorter-term bonds have mor
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