- US PPI triggers good 10y bid; Short EFPs a tad tighter
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US PPI triggers good 10y bid; Short EFPs a tad tighter
10-year AUD bond future has been leading a selloff on Monday especially after mid-day, as stronger-than-expected US PPI data has prompted renewed fears over continuous and aggressive US Fed rate hike.
In mid-afternoon Sydney trading 10-year bond future was down 7-ticks at 96.631, and the 3s/10s futures curve was 3bps steeper at just above 29.5bps.
10-year swaps have reacted rather wildly to the move in the USD rates market. A trader said the market in Australia is getting ready for another surprise in the US CPI data due on Tuesday following the strong PPI data. Currently, consensus is for US inflation to cool down from 7.7% in October to 7.3% in November. However, recent data all pointed to a hotter economy and there have been fears about US inflation hitting or approaching 8% by the calendar year-end.
The source reported good amount of paying in 10-year since market open. It traded up to 3bps higher of around 4% near mid-day although the majority of the flows have been about 1.5-2.5bps.
The 3- to 5-year area has been bid too, though not as busy as in 10-year. Another market participant noticed 5-year trades at up to 3.76% in the afternoon session, or up 3.5bps from previous close. 3-year, on the other hand, went through mainly between 3.575% and 3.585%, or about 1-2bps higher than Friday’s close.
EFPs are wider at the longer end. At time of writing key EFPs were marked as: 3-year down marginally at just above 51.5bps, 5-year up 0.5bp at 70bps, 10-year up 0.75bp at 62.25bps.
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