7yr auction results –  Issue stopped 2bps behind the auction deadline quote at a 2.394% yield, bid to cover of 2.78 as compared to an average cover of 2.86.  Indirects took just 42.3% of the issue vs 51% last month.  Overall the auction was given about a C+ grade.  So much for expectations.

Stocks have gained a little ground, now only down 40.  Mtg backs dipped off the auction results but now are back up 5s.  10yr is up a tick trading 2.99%

Austin mortgage borrowers are advised to stay a little on the defensive side until we get further confirmation that the market is headed back to those July highs.

Have a great afternoon!