Daily Market Update 10/17/17

Rates were little changed Tuesday in quiet trading.  In economic news, September Industrial Production rose 0.3%, close to expectations.  Import Prices jumped 0.7% last month, above the consensus forecast of 0.5%.  The National Association of Home Builders housing confidence index increased unexpectedly to 68 from 64, the highest reading in six months.  Readings above 50 indicate more positive than negative builder sentiment.  No other key data will be released today.

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