MBS RECAP: Stock Selling, Month-End Buying, and Short-Covering = Oh My!

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Today was a great example as the morning’s gains (which looked like a push back against yesterday’s weakness in a "continuation" sort of way) turn out to merely be short-covering. Oh yeah, and MBS.

My point is these Commercials buy on dips and sell rallies and it is virtually impossible that their selling continued thru Wed-Fri. In my experience a 3 day volume move like that would generate anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 contracts being covered each day. This would drop net shorts to aproximately to -140,000.

Mortgage Rates: A Long Way to Fall for a Significant Increase in Refinance Activity All these bonds compete with mortgages for investors. But Treasurys have the biggest impact on mortgage interest rates. If Treasury rates are too low, other bonds look like better investments. If treasury rates rise, other bonds must also increase their rates to attract investors.Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher Ahead of GDP and Fed MBS Day Ahead: Even small victories matter highest Mortgage Rates Since July Monday say mortgage loan rates move higher for yet another day in a row, putting rates at their highest best-execution numbers since mid-summer. Much of the upward trend at present is blamed on Fed discussions of an interest rate hike, and it seems likely (at least according to our sources) that a december rate increase could be on the table.For the second time this year, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates by 25bp to. In their small way, future traders agree with rate cut expectations dropping slightly to 65%. Central bank.

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My point is these Commercials buy on dips and sell rallies and it is virtually impossible that their selling continued thru Wed-Fri. In my experience a 3 day volume move like that would generate anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 contracts being covered each day. This would drop net shorts to aproximately to -140,000.

Perhaps the regulators should just make it illegal to ever sell stock, ever. Fellow legendary guest Leon Cooperman slightly got into the act, but was much more measured and without the verve. Cooperman said he’s in favor of restoring the uptick rule. schwartz claimed restoring it would bring S&P multiples back up to more historical levels.

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For the most part, this morning’s price action in MBS and Treasuries would be best characterized as a healthy rally, but as we postulated. tradeflows that suggests real buying behind the gains (as.

I am ejecting my index buys from last week for about a 1.2% loss on the. As a good friend of mine says, "You can always buy them back." I hate taking losses, but I gotta do what I gotta do. The.