Treasury prices are lower again today following the passage of less draconian U.N. sanctions against North Korea, which is viewed as at least a temporary de-escalation. The 10-year yield is back above 2.15% after touching 2.01% last Friday (1.25 points of price movement). A much better than expected CPI reading in the U.K. is also contributing to the weakness in global government bond yields this morning, and all major equity indices are higher (Nikkei +1.2%, Euro Stoxx +0.6%). S&P 500 futures are currently up 4 points. In a New York Times article, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests that criticism over last week’s short-term fiscal agreement was overblown, and he also said “the deal is not as good as my counterpart (Chuck Schumer) thought it was.” The reason for McConnell’s optimism is the fact that legislation allows the Treasury Department to reset its extraordinary measures, which means the debt ceiling wouldn’t become an issue until “well into 2018.” The basic idea is that Democrats would have less leverage in negotiating a new federal budget in December without the debt ceiling looming at the same time.

Jason Haley
Managing Director, Investment Management Group

Date TimeEventSurveyActualPriorRevised
09/12/2017 06:00NFIB Small Business OptimismAug104.8105.3105.2
09/12/2017 10:00JOLTS Job OpeningsJul6000617061636116
09/13/2017 07:00MBA Mortgage Applications8-Sep3.30%
09/13/2017 08:30PPI Final Demand MoMAug0.30%-0.10%
09/13/2017 08:30PPI Ex Food and Energy MoMAug0.20%-0.10%
09/13/2017 08:30PPI Ex Food, Energy, Trade MoMAug0.10%0.00%
09/13/2017 08:30PPI Final Demand YoYAug2.50%1.90%
09/13/2017 08:30PPI Ex Food and Energy YoYAug2.10%1.80%
09/13/2017 08:30PPI Ex Food, Energy, Trade YoYAug1.90%
09/13/2017 14:00Monthly Budget StatementAug-$119.0b-$107.1b
09/14/2017 08:30Initial Jobless Claims9-Sep300k298k
09/14/2017 08:30Continuing Claims2-Sep1950k1940k
09/14/2017 08:30CPI MoMAug0.30%0.10%
09/14/2017 08:30CPI Ex Food and Energy MoMAug0.20%0.10%
09/14/2017 08:30CPI YoYAug1.80%1.70%
09/14/2017 08:30CPI Ex Food and Energy YoYAug1.60%1.70%
09/14/2017 08:30CPI Core Index SAAug252.331251.914
09/14/2017 08:30CPI Index NSAAug245.35244.786
09/14/2017 08:30Real Avg Weekly Earnings YoYAug1.10%
09/14/2017 08:30Real Avg Hourly Earning YoYAug0.70%
09/14/2017 09:45Bloomberg Consumer Comfort10-Sep52.6
09/15/2017 08:30Empire ManufacturingSep17.825.2
09/15/2017 08:30Retail Sales Advance MoMAug0.10%0.60%
09/15/2017 08:30Retail Sales Ex Auto MoMAug0.50%0.50%
09/15/2017 08:30Retail Sales Ex Auto and GasAug0.30%0.50%
09/15/2017 08:30Retail Sales Control GroupAug0.20%0.60%
09/15/2017 09:15Industrial Production MoMAug0.10%0.20%
09/15/2017 09:15Capacity UtilizationAug76.80%76.70%
09/15/2017 09:15Manufacturing (SIC) ProductionAug0.40%-0.10%
09/15/2017 10:00U. of Mich. SentimentSep P95.196.8
09/15/2017 10:00U. of Mich. Current ConditionsSep P110.9
09/15/2017 10:00U. of Mich. ExpectationsSep P87.7
09/15/2017 10:00U. of Mich. 1 Yr InflationSep P2.60%
09/15/2017 10:00U. of Mich. 5-10 Yr InflationSep P2.50%
09/15/2017 10:00Business InventoriesJul0.20%0.50%