Treasury Auctions and Earnings
By Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker
There’s no shortage of trade guidance / advice / market news available to provide futures traders with reasoning for a market move. Charts showing a market’s direction – or lack thereof – technical indicators, even a trader’s gut reaction can qualify as a reason to enter a position. For short-term traders, here are a few others that lately have moved the financial markets more than usual and are worthy of consideration:
Earnings reports: we’re heading into the tail end of earning season and while most of the major U.S. companies have released their quarterly reports, there are still some on the horizon that can be catalysts for jolts in the markets.
Treasury auctions: at regularly scheduled dates, the federal government auctions three types of securities: bills, notes, and Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS). The Treasury auctions an astonishing quantity of securities. In calendar year 2003, it auctioned $3.42 trillion of securities: $2.78 trillion of bills, $616 billion of notes, and $26 billion of TIPS. Lately, the results of some of these auctions have also jostled financial markets.
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Daily Levels for February 15th, 2024
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