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for Friday, October 24, 2014


10:00New home salesBig drop expected after implausibly large rise in prior month

Economic Indicators

The only item on the calendar today is the new home sales report for September at 10:00. We expect sales to be well below the currently reported September level, which represents a cycle high for now (but is likely to be revised lower at some point). more »

Federal Reserve Operations & the Overnight Market

Overnight Funding Monitor Daily GCF repo forecasts more »

Fed Data Dealer positions in Treasury bills and agency MBS posted sizable gains in the week ending on October 15. Reserve balances began to slide in the week of October 22 thanks to the settlement of the first of the Fed’s current series of TDF operations last Thursday. The Fed’s custody holdings of Treasury securities for foreign official institutions fell again last week. more »

Treasury Finance

Treasury cash flows table more »

The Money Market Observer

Monday, Oct 20 St. Louis Fed president James Bullard suggested last week that the Fed should reconsider its plan to end its asset purchases at next week’s FOMC meeting. We think that is unlikely, and look for the Fed to complete the tapering process on schedule. Also, in a brief data note, this week’s MMO discusses the reasons why the weekly H.8 report does not exhibit larger quarter-end swings in reserve balances at U.S. branches of foreign banks. more »

Daily Press Summary (pdf)

ICAP's Inside Debt Report for Thursday, Oct 23 ICAP's Inside Debt provides relevant end-of-day news summaries and market sector commentary from Reuters for the FOREX, Treasuries, Corporates and Equities markets, a 3 pm EST market snapshot pricing of all market sectors from ICAP and economic data from Wrightson ICAP in a take-home, easy-to-read format. Download a PDF file of the most recent report now. go »

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