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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 13 lower at 142’22, 10 Yr. Notes 7 lower at 127’19 and the 5 Yr. Note 4 lower at 120’07. These markets have set back from last weeks lofty numbers as equities have had a near 50% correction to the upside from their recent lows due to some surprisingly good [...]

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As I have aged and the girth around my midsection grew I finally decided to get healthy. I wouldn’t really call it a diet but a common sense lifestyle. As folks have noticed and asked how much I have lost and how much more I expect to lose I used the what I like to [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 21 higher at 145’02, 10 Yr. Notes 9 higher at 128’27 and 5 Yr. notes 2.5 higher 120’25.5. Yesterday was the most volatile day in recent history as the yield on the 30 Yr. Bond dropped temporarily below 3.00% and yield on the 10 Yr. dropped below 2.00% (the low [...]

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The Windy City Trader 10/15/14

On October 15, 2014 - 2:16 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK now, no offense to Red Sox or Yankees fans but it is sure nice to actually have one year in the playoffs where neither team is a participant. Hey Boston and New York fans use our motto from our Chicago baseball teams…. There is always next year. This Week’s Commentary Metals: [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 20 higher at at 142’21, 10 Yr. Notes 10.5 higher at 127’15.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 5 higher at 120’01. Continued flight to quality in treasuries as Equities set back about 6% over the last couple of weeks. I am willing to sell the 5 Yr. Note above 120’00 (I [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 12 higher at 141’21,10 Yr. Notes 12 higher at 126’29.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 9.5 higher at 119’24. The market is still in “risk off” mode as investors look to U.S. treasuries in a flight to safety as equities give up most of their gains from year to date. I [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 16 higher at 141’05, 10 Yr. Notes 11 higher at 126’23 and 5 Yr. Notes 7 higher at 119’19. Yesterday’s release of the FOMC minutes from their last meeting suggested that the Fed is concerned about slowing global economic growth and that rates will remain at their current historic low [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 13 higher at 139’25, 10 Yr. Notes 7.5 higher at 125’20.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 4 higher at 118’27.7. Negative economic numbers out of Germany early this morning drove yields on German 10 yr. to the 0.9% level and caused a bit of a drop on U.S. 10 yr. notes [...]

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The Windy City Trader 10/6/14

On October 6, 2014 - 2:10 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, So ”Golden Boy” Michael Phelps has again resurfaced. Of course that surface was the road he was driving on with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit. You may also recall that some years back Michael was also busted for both drunk driving and marijuana possession. I’m not sure what message [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 10 lower at 138’22, 10 Yr. Notes 11 lower at 124’31 and 5 Yr. Notes 8 lower at 118’13.5. This morning’s monthly Jobs Report showed an increase in non-farm payrolls of 248,000 vs. expectations of 215-225,000 and a drop in the unemployment rate to 5.9%. The immediate reaction was a [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 25 higher at 128’22, 10 Yr. Notes 15 higher at 125’03.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 8.5 higher at 118’16.7. This mornings ADP Private Sector Jobs Survey should an increase of 213,000 jobs vs. expectations of 209,000. Ordinarily this would be good news. However the geopolitical and geoeconomic situations have made [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 1 lower at 137’25 settling back from a recent high of 138’07 earlier this morning on the release of 2nd quarter GDP which came in at 4.6%, slightly better than expectations of 4.2%. We remain spread long June 2017/short June 2015 Eurodollar futures, currently trading at 203 premium the June [...]

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