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for Thursday, April 17, 2014


08:30Jobless claimsPartial reversal of prior week's sharp decline
08:30Continuing claimsAlso likely to reverse part of previous week's drop
10:00Phila. Fed mfg surveyModest improvement expected in April
11:002-, 5-, and 7-yr note announcementAll maturities likely unchanged
11:003- and 6-month bill announcementNo changes expected
11:305-yr TIPS (r) auctionAnother $18 billion offering
 Recommended early close 

Intraday Updates

[8:30 Data]  The jobless claims data were much more encouraging than we anticipated.

[10:00 Data]  The Philadelphia Fed's factory survey was a bit stronger than expected and offset the downside surprise in the Empire State survey on Tuesday. more »

Economic Indicators

The economic calendar remains light to close out the holiday-shortened week. The weekly jobless claims report at 8:30 may show a partial reversal of last week’s big drop in initial claims, but the four-week average could still move lower. At 10:00, the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index may edge a little higher in April. more »

Federal Reserve Operations & the Overnight Market

Fed Open Market Operations Reserve balance forecast table more »

Overnight Funding Monitor Daily GCF repo forecasts more »

Treasury Finance

The Treasury has scheduled today’s 5-year TIPS sale for 11:30 due to the early close.  The Treasury will also announce the month-end note auctions this morning along with the 3- and 6-month bills.   more »

The Money Market Observer

Monday, Apr 14 The market wasn’t happy with the dot chart published after the March 18-19 FOMC meeting, and it turns out that the FOMC wasn’t thrilled with it either. The dot chart has become one of the central elements in the Fed’s communications strategy, but it could use a few tweaks. We suspect it will be high on the discussion agenda as the Fed reviews its communications framework in the coming meetings. more »

Daily Press Summary (pdf)

ICAP's Inside Debt Report for Thursday, Apr 17 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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