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Bonds Defy Logic, Rallying Nicely After Central Banks Tighten There are only so many ways to explain what happened today and those explanations go so far in accounting for counter-intuitive movement. Specifically, bonds rallied despite 2 hawkish central bank announcements (which follow hard on the heels of yesterday's hawkish move from the Fed). This required stock market weakness and a shift in asset allocations as the last vestiges of 2021's normal liquidity levels dry up for the holidays. An abundance of short positions (and a subsequent short squeeze) played a strong supporting role. Econ Data / Events Fed MBS Buying 10am, 11:30am, 1pm Philly Fed Index 15.4 vs 30.0 f'cast, 39.0 prev Jobless Claims 206 vs 200 f'cast, 188 prev Housing Starts 1.679m vs 1.568m f'cast, 1…(read more)

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