Housing Bright Spot: Construction Spending Rises

Construction Spending Rises U.S. construction spending rose 0.3 percent in April as private residential construction increased at the fastest pace in six months. Overall construction spending was up 6.8 percent compared with April 2011. Construction spending rose to an annual rate of $820.7 billion, the Commerce Department said on Friday, after an upwardly revised 0.3Continue reading “Housing Bright Spot: Construction Spending Rises”

Huge jump in Treasury bond yields lures buyers back to the battered market

Yesterday the 4% coupon fell 100bp with the absence of buyers, but the opposite happened today as buyers came out in droves and pushed the coupon up 119bp to 98.94! Bargain hunting and a strong performance by the 7-yr note auction were the catalysts behind the move. Stocks had another dull session with low volumesContinue reading “Huge jump in Treasury bond yields lures buyers back to the battered market”

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