Treasury prices are unchanged to slightly lower ahead of today’s 10-year auction. The Treasury department is scheduled to sell a record $26 billion of new 10-year notes this afternoon, eclipsing the previous mark of $25 billion in 2009. The increased issuance coincides with a widening federal budget deficit in the wake of tax cuts and increased federal spending from earlier this year. The White House unveiled the second round of Chinese tariffs last night, which will go into effect on August 23. There will be 25% tariffs on another $16 billion of Chinese goods (follows 25% tariffs on $34 billion of goods already implemented). While this was widely expected to happen, the announcement still weighed on sentiment in Chinese equities markets (Shanghai Comp -1.27%). There are no major events on the economic calendar today from a data perspective, but Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin (FOMC voter in 2018) is speaking this morning in Virginia.

Jason Haley
Managing Director, Investment Management Group

Date TimeEventSurveyActualPriorRevised
08/07/2018JOLTS Job Openings6625666266386659
08/07/2018Consumer Credit$15.000b$10.211b$24.559b$24.259b
08/08/2018MBA Mortgage Applications-3.00%-2.60%
08/09/2018Initial Jobless Claims220k218k
08/09/2018Continuing Claims1730k1724k
08/09/2018PPI Final Demand MoM0.20%0.30%
08/09/2018PPI Ex Food and Energy MoM0.20%0.30%
08/09/2018PPI Ex Food, Energy, Trade MoM0.20%0.30%
08/09/2018PPI Final Demand YoY3.40%3.40%
08/09/2018PPI Ex Food and Energy YoY2.80%2.80%
08/09/2018PPI Ex Food, Energy, Trade YoY2.70%
08/09/2018Bloomberg Aug. United States Economic Survey
08/09/2018Bloomberg Consumer Comfort58.6
08/09/2018Wholesale Inventories MoM0.00%0.00%
08/09/2018Wholesale Trade Sales MoM0.20%2.50%
08/10/2018CPI MoM0.20%0.10%
08/10/2018CPI Ex Food and Energy MoM0.20%0.20%
08/10/2018CPI YoY2.90%2.90%
08/10/2018CPI Ex Food and Energy YoY2.30%2.30%
08/10/2018CPI Index NSA251.973251.989
08/10/2018CPI Core Index SA257.798257.305
08/10/2018Real Avg Weekly Earnings YoY0.20%0.50%
08/10/2018Real Avg Hourly Earning YoY0.00%
08/10/2018Monthly Budget Statement-$76.5b-$42.9b