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Bonds end slightly stronger as investors weigh growth outlook  NEW YORK: Most US Treasury yields fell modestly on Thursday after a choppy trading day as investors grappled with mixed data on the US economy and concerns about Greece's standoff with its creditors.Treasuries have rallied in recent weeks as a weaker-than-expected March employment report and other data pointed to slowing growth that is expected to keep the Federal Reserve's expected raise in interest rates on hold for longer.Investors are been reluctant to hold large exposures to the bonds, however, on the risk that yields may rise if the economy rebounds from a weak first quarter."Everyone has gotten so bearish on the economy, the risk is now to the upside," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.Benchmark 10-year notes were last up 3/32 in price to yield 1.88 percent after earlier rising to 1.92 percent.Yields rose after Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said in an ...

Yields fall as data disappoints, Fed seen hiking later in year NEW YORK: US Treasury prices gained on Wednesday after weaker than expected economic data added to bets that the Federal Reserve is likely to wait longer to raise interest rates.US industrial production recorded its biggest drop in more than 2-1/2 years in March, weighed down by a decline in mining and utilities output, fresh evidence that economic growth slowed sharply in the first quarter."The data were slightly soft, it's somewhat weather-related. That has at the ...
Bund yields hit record low as QE outweighs supply pressure LONDON: German 10-year Bund yields hit new lows as borrowing costs fell in the top-rated euro zone countries on Tuesday, with European Central Bank buying offsetting supply pressure in the busiest week of the year in terms of debt sales. The 10-year Bund's yield fell 2.5 bps to as low as 0.13 percent. Demand for the euro zone's benchmark bonds was helped by unease over Greece's debt crisis. The Netherlands sold 2.5 billion euros in ...
Yields drop as retail sales miss expectations NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Tuesday after data showed that retail sales rose in March for the first time since last year, but at a slower pace than expected, adding to bets the Federal Reserve was unlikely to increase interest rates in June.The Commerce Department said retail sales increased 0.9 percent. That was the largest gain since March of last year and snapped three straight months of declines blamed on harsh winter weather.Economists ...
Yields inch higher in quiet trade; focus on auctions NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields edged higher on Wednesday, trading in narrow ranges, as investors awaited minutes of the last Federal reserve policy meeting that could further shed light on the U.S. central bank's cautious outlook on the economy and interest rates.The Fed, at the conclusion of its March 18 monetary policy meeting, had provided a bleaker-than-expected view on the world's largest economy and said the pace of U.S. rate increases would be slower ...
Long bond prices rise with focus on auctions this week NEW YORK: US Treasury long debt prices rose on Tuesday as investors consolidated positions in a week generally thin on economic data after last Friday's unexpectedly soft US jobs report. US 30-year government bond prices, which move inversely to yield, were up sharply. Analysts said investors were adding to so-called "curve-flattening trades," reflecting expectations that short-term interest rates will rise at some point, but not imminently as inflation pressures remain muted. "Friday's session got a ...
Yields edge higher in quiet trade; focus on auctions NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields inched higher on Tuesday after sharp falls the day before as investors consolidated positions in a week generally thin on economic data, with no real fundamental driver following last Friday's unexpectedly soft U.S. jobs report.Volume was generally light, with the U.S. Treasury department kicking off $58 billion in coupon sales this week, starting with the auction of $24 billion in three-year notes later on Tuesday. The three-year note sale, ...


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