Bond prices surge briefly after false explosion tweet
2013-04-23 20:29:51 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices were little changed on Tuesday after a brief surge on a false Twitter message from the Associated Press that said there were two explosions at the White House.The tweet, which an AP spokesman called "bogus," raised concerns of another terror attack just a week after the Boston Marathon bombs and caused a short-lived scramble for safe-haven US bonds.When the AP tweet ...
Yields stay low on waning inflation
2013-04-22 23:37:12 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US government debt prices rose on Monday on news of weaker-than-expected home resales in March and the implications of waning inflation.Slower inflation causes real interest rates to rise and leaves the door open for the Federal Reserve to continue its large-scale purchases of bonds and even to increase them.Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley told a conference on t...
Prices gain as stock slump spurs safety bid
2013-04-17 20:41:05 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: Prices for US Treasuries gained on Wednesday as sinking stock prices spooked investors into scooping up safe-haven government debt.Major US stock indexes posted losses of more than 1 percent, a third straight session of swings of that magnitude.Commodities were sinking similarly on Wednesday, with Brent crude oil below $99 per barrel on expectations that slower economic growth will lesse...
US bond prices rise, though Japanese bids elusive
2013-04-11 23:47:17 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Thursday as a three-day rise in yields lured investors to buy government debt both on the open market and at a $13 billion auction of 30-year bonds, the final part of this week's $66 billion in longer-dated supply.Thursday's 30-year bond sale fetched lukewarm demand, and the data of all three auctions this week suggested that an anticipated surge in U...
US bonds rally on Japan's move, job worries
2013-04-04 23:10:04 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: The US Treasury debt market rallied on Thursday as investors sought higher-yielding dollar assets after the Bank of Japan said it would step up asset purchases to boost its economy, sending Japanese bond yields to record lows.A surprise jump in domestic jobless claims undermined recent optimism about an improving labor market and fueled bets the Federal Reserve would cling to its own lar...
Prices for US Treasuries add to losses after jobless claims
2013-03-07 16:03:52 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: Prices for US Treasuries added to losses on Thursday after better-than-expected data on jobless claims.Thirty-year bonds fell 13/32 to yield 3.174 percent after the data. The benchmark 10-year note slipped 7/32 to yield 1.964 percent.The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, suggesting a pick-up in th...
US Fed buys $15bn of mortgage bonds, sells none
2013-02-21 21:10:54 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve bought $15.0 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities Feb. 14-20, less than the $20.6 billion it bought in the prior week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.
The US central bank sold no mortgage securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, in the latest week. It sold $1....
US 10 year notes firmer but yield stays above 2pc
2013-02-21 06:01:10 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
SINGAPORE: US 10-year Treasuries inched higher in Asia on Thursday, but its gains were limited even as weakness in equities stirred some safe haven bids for bonds.
- Ten-year notes edged up 1/32 in price to yield roughly 2.007 percent, steady from late US trade on Wednesday.
- US Treasuries had risen on Wednesday as a fall in stock prices rekindled investors' appetite for less ...
US bonds steady in Europe before debt sales
2013-02-12 12:17:30 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
LONDON: US Treasuries were steady on Tuesday, with selling ahead of debt auctions offset by concerns about the lack of a deal to avert spending cuts in the United States and rising political risks in Europe.
Traders said some investors were making room in their books before sales of $72 billion in new debt this week, including $32 billion in three-year notes on Tuesday, $24 bill...
Bond prices fall on less glum European data
2013-02-05 15:57:54 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday after less worrisome data on European business activity in 10 months raised hopes of an economic recovery in the region, stoking selling of safe-haven government debt.
The market sell-off was also spurred by lower yields on Italian and Spanish sovereign debt after they jumped on Monday on worries about possible major political shake-ups in e...
US bonds slip on housing jump, fewer jobless claims
2013-01-17 16:13:30 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday, weakened by stronger economic data that favored riskier assets over safe-haven debt.
After falling for four straight sessions to their lowest levels in two weeks and hurt by concern that Congress might not raise the $16.4 trillion federal borrowing limit, Treasury yields rose, moving inversely to prices.
Government data showing...
US bonds get safety bid before debt ceiling battle
2013-01-15 17:12:47 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday, drawing a safety bid from weaker stock prices and from a prospective battle in Washington over the government's borrowing limit, and support from large debt purchases by the Federal Reserve.
A refusal by Congress to raise the debt ceiling would raise the risk that the United States would default on its debt by the spring. Fed Chairman Ben B...
Bonds steady as fresh budget battle looms
2013-01-03 12:12:55 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
LONDON: US Treasuries stabilised in Europe on Thursday as investors focused on fresh US political battles in coming weeks over spending cuts, halting a sell-off that followed a deal to avoid sharp tax hikes.
US benchmark 10-year T-note yields were last at 1.837 percent, unchanged from late New York levels. The yields retreated slightly away from a 3-month high of 1.86 percent reached on ...
US stock index futures surge on fiscal deal
2013-01-02 12:00:23 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
PARIS: US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday after lawmakers passed a bill preventing huge tax hikes and spending cuts that had threatened to push the economy into recession.
Futures for the S&P 500 were up 1.7 percent, Dow Jones futures were up 1.2 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 1.3 percent at 1103 GMT.
The House of Representatives voted...
US bond prices slip in somnolent trading
2012-12-24 16:26:37 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: U.S. government debt prices slipped on Monday as most traders moved to the sidelines before Christmas and given the absence of a US budget deal that averts a package of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts going into effect next year.
Analysts downplayed the day's price moves as signals of shifts in market sentiment.
There was little impetus for investors to change th...
US 10 year yields hold near 3 week lows on Fed hopes
2012-12-06 14:20:33 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
LONDON: US benchmark Treasury yields held near three-week lows on Thursday with no sign of an imminent breakthrough in budget talks to avert a sharp fiscal tightening that could undermine the economic recovery.
Although many investors expect political leaders in Washington to eventually reach a deal to avert a fiscal contraction early next year as spending cuts kick in and tax cuts expir...
US 30-year bond extends gain to one point
2012-11-26 16:26:46 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US 30-year Treasury bonds extended an early price gain to one point on Monday as investors sought safety amid concern about possible US fiscal contraction in 2013 and the euro zone.
The 30-year bond, which had been up more than 3/4 of a point, extended that gain to a point, allowing its yield to ease to 2.78 percent from 2.83 percent late on Friday.
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US bonds slip but fiscal worries limit losses
2012-11-15 11:51:35 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
LONDON: US Treasuries slipped on Thursday as some investors pocketed profits after a sharp rally over the past week, but fears of a fiscal crisis was likely to keep underlying demand firm.
The yield on 10-year notes stood at 1.61 percent in European trade, up 2 basis points from late US levels and above a 10-week low of 1.572 percent hit on Tuesday.
If the White House and a divi...
US Treasuries trim gains after jobless data
2012-11-08 13:56:23 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: US Treasuries trimmed modest gains on Thursday after the US Labor Department's count of new filings for jobless benefits was lower than economists had forecast.
The benchmark 10-year yield stood at 1.68 percent after the report.
New jobless claims fell to 355,000 in the week ended Saturday, below the 370,000 median forecast in a Reuters poll.
A Labor Departmen...
US 30 year bond rallies a point after Obama victory
2012-11-07 14:21:50 GMT : (Markets - Fixed Income/Americas)
NEW YORK: The price of US 30-year Treasury bonds extended a gain to a point on Wednesday following the re-election of President Barack Obama.
The 30-year bond rose 1-3/32, allowing its yield to fall to 2.86 percent from 2.92 percent late on Tuesday.
Obama scored a clear win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Tuesday's vote.
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