Interest Rate Roundup

Monday, November 26, 2007

T-bonds, money markets getting flaky again

Is stability in store for us? Is the mortgage mess "contained?" That's not what the bond and money markets are saying -- screaming, really. Long bond futures were recently up a full point in price. Meanwhile, the yield on the 10-year Treasury Note has dropped another 7 basis points to 3.93%.

LIBOR rates also continue to rise despite the general easing path the Federal Reserve has been on. Three-month, U.S.-dollar LIBOR rose to 5.05% this morning vs. a recent low of 4.87% on November 2. The Fed is reacting by arranging some long-term repurchase agreements -- $8 billion worth.

UPDATE: This latest move up in bond prices/drop in Treasury yields roughly coincided with sharp intraday spikes down in shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . No reason that I can find for the move so far.

UPDATE2: Bonds are flying ... and I mean flying. Long bond futures are now up a whopping 2 8/32 points.


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