Daily Market Commentary

March 7, 2019

Bonds
Treasuries are marginally higher in early U.S. trading Thursday, futures near top of Wednesday's range on light volume; with few risk events slated in U.S., direction may come from ECB rate decision (7:45am) and Draghi comments on it (8:30am).

Economy
Productivity gains in the U.S. last quarter exceeded forecasts though were little changed from the prior reading as output and hours worked both cooled, with efficiency improvements surpassing the recent average for a third period.

Global
Mario Draghi revealed the biggest cut in the European Central Bank's economic outlook since the advent of its quantitative-easing program as policy makers delivered a new round of stimulus to shore up growth.

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