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T-Bond Dec '19 (ZBZ19)

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T-Bond Futures Market News and Commentary

10-year T-notes Climb on Strong European Bonds and Weaker U.S. Core Price Pressures

Dec T-notes (ZNZ19) this morning are up +8 ticks. The 10-year T-note yield is down by -6.3 bp to 1.872%.

Dec T-note prices are moving higher today on carry-over support from a rally in European government bonds and on a smaller-than-expected increase in the U.S. Oct core CPI.

Today's Oct core CPI eased to +2.3% y/y from Sep's +2.4% y/y and was slightly weaker than market expectations of +2.4% y/y. However, the headline Oct CPI rose slightly to +1.8% from Sep's +1.7% and was slightly stronger than expectations of +1.7%.

The UK 10-year gilt yield is down -6.3 bp today at a 4-session low of 0.743% on weak price pressures in the UK. Today's UK Oct CPI eased to a 2-3/4 year low of +1.5% y/y, slightly weaker than expectations of +1.6%. The rally in gilts also gave German bunds a boost as the 10-year German bund yield fell-4.6 bp today to a 4-session low of -0.298%.

A slide in global equity markets today is also providing support for T-note prices. Uncertainty a... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
U.S. Treasury Bond Futures
Contract Size
$100,000
Tick Size
32nds of a point ($31.25 per contract) rounded up to the nearest cent per contract; par is on the basis of 100 points
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 2:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
11/29/19 (16 days)
Expiration Date
12/19/19 (36 days)

Seasonal Chart

T-Bond Dec '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 5, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
674,920 (-4,225)
643,005 (-51,764)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
130,157 (-18,101)
184,724 (+13,343)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
5,222 (+573)
129,704 (-47,824)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
489,057 (-19,875)
282,080 (-2,994)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
64,100 (-4,142)
213,333 (+7,156)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
79,331 (-2,365)
35,245 (+1,758)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
155-26 +1.10%
on 11/07/19
161-24 -2.61%
on 10/14/19
-2-29 (-1.81%)
since 10/11/19
3-Month
155-26 +1.10%
on 11/07/19
166-25 -5.55%
on 08/28/19
-4-19 (-2.83%)
since 08/13/19

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Dec T-notes (ZNZ19) this morning are down by -2 ticks. The 10-year T-note yield is down -1.6 bp at 1.926%. Dec T-note prices are slightly lower this morning on negative carry-over from a surge in Japanese...

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Soft. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 157-29
1st Resistance Point 157-15
Last Price 157-23
1st Support Level 156-09
2nd Support Level 155-17

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52-Week High 166-25
Fibonacci 61.8% 158-12
Last Price 157-23
Fibonacci 50% 155-25
Fibonacci 38.2% 153-06
52-Week Low 144-25

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