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Daily Market Commentary

Commentary prepared by Balance Sheet Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned CUSO of Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union. Balance Sheet Solutions is a leading broker/dealer consultant to credit unions.

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. CST
Commentary prepared by Tom Slefinger, SVP, Director of Institutional Fixed Income Sales, Registered Representative of ISI*, Balance Sheet Solutions

Market Indications

Historic Treasury Curves

Other Market Indicators

Market Indicators  
2s/5s Tsy Spread0.040.00
2s/10s Tsy Spread0.220.00
2s/30s Tsy Spread 0.700.00
DJIA-30 28,004.89+222.93
NASDAQ 8,540.83+61.81
S&P-500 3,120.46+23.83
Dollar Idx 97.03-0.05
CRB Idx 181.00+0.91

Market Commentary

The Week Ahead – The key economic reports this week are October Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales. For manufacturing, the November Philly and Kansas City Fed surveys, will be released this week.

For a more in-depth analysis of the economy and markets, be sure to red this week’s edition of the Weekly Relative ValueIt’s Good to be King – to be published later this morning.

Monday, November 18
10:00 am: The November National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index. The consensus is for a reading of 71, unchanged from 71. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.

Tuesday, November 19
8:30 am: Housing Starts for October. The consensus is for 1.320 million annualized, up from 1.256 million.

Wednesday, November 20
7:00 am: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

2:00 pm: Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes from October 29-30, 2019.

Thursday, November 21
8:30 am: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 219,000 initial claims, down from 225,000 last week.

8:30 am: The Philly Fed Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey for November. The consensus is for a reading of 7.5, up from 5.6.

10:00 am: Existing Home Sales for October from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.49 million annualized, up from 5.38 million in September.

Friday, November 22
10:00 am: University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index (final for November). The consensus is for a reading of 95.7.

11:00 am: The Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Survey for November.


Economic Calendar

November 18 - 22, 2019: The Week Ahead

Economic Calendar

Future Fed Expectations

Source: Bloomberg

Future Fed Expectations


Expected Fed Funds Path



Select Probabilities based on the Futures 
Probability of Fed Funds rate CUT on December 11, 20190%
Probability of Fed Funds rate CUT on January 29, 202019%

**All quoted rates are indications and are subject to change without notice.
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