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US bond prices firm as world stock markets drop NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices edged up on Friday and benchmark yields hovered at their lowest levels in over three weeks as global stock market losses stoked demand for lower-risk government debt.Bond prices initially rose on a steep sell-off in Chinese equities after Reuters reported Chinese stock regulators widened their probe of brokerages to include the country's fourth-largest securities firm. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 5.5 percent for its largest single-day loss since late August, while the MSCI world stock index fell 0.4 percent. "There was a bit of safe-haven buying overnight," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. Treasuries clung to gains as US blue-chip shares slipped on worries about weak consumer spending. Early evidence suggested American shoppers were not rushing out to stores on Black Friday, the unofficial start of the critical year-end period for many US retailers. Trading volume was light, with ...

US bond prices slip ahead of 2-year auction NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell slightly on Monday as investors reduced their debt holdings in advance of an auction of $26 billion in two-year notes, part of this week's $90 billion in fixed-rate coupon supply. Shorter-dated issues have been under pressure on the notion that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its policy meeting in December. This has spurred investors to reduce their shorter-dated debt holdings in favor of longer-dated maturities, flattening ...
Argentina bonds give back gains on profit taking NEW YORK: Argentine bond prices were giving back some earlier gains on Monday as investors took profits following a widely expected victory for market favorite Mauricio Macri in the presidential elections over the weekend. Bonar 2024s were being offered at 103.00 after being bid at that level earlier today, while dollar discounts were bid at 115.50 after hitting 116.00 earlier in the session. "As we expected sellers are coming out," said Joaquin Almeyra, a fixed-income ...
US yield curve flattens on claims data, Fed minutes NEW YORK: Longer-dated US Treasuries fared better than shorter-dated issues on Thursday after data showed fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, further supporting the view that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December. The curve-flattening move is based on the view that after the US central bank ends its near-zero rate policy, shorter-term Treasury yields would rise faster than longer-dated ones. The yield gap between the US five-year note and the ...
Brazil leads region higher against bullish backdrop NEW YORK: Brazilian bonds were leading LatAm assets higher on Tuesday as a more bullish tone on Wall Street encouraged investors to bargain hunt after last week's sell-off. "It is a rip-fest," said a New York-based trader focused on Brazilian bonds. "Sentiment seems to have changed, and people are being more constructive on Brazil as it has gotten cheap." Brazilian sovereign bonds were 8bp-10bp tighter, holding up as 10-year US Treasury yields jumped to 2.3% ...
US yields fall to lowest in a week NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields fell to their lowest in a week on Friday as weaker-than-expected October data on domestic retail sales and producer prices reinforced the view of modest economic growth and tame inflation. These figures also supported the notion that if the Federal Reserve were to raise interest rates, it would do so gradually. The Commerce Department said retail sales edged up 0.1 percent last month after being unchanged in September. It fell ...
US 30-year bonds sold at highest yield since July NEW YORK: US Treasury Department on Thursday sold $16 billion of 30-year bonds to solid demand at a yield of 3.070 percent, which was its highest level since July, Treasury data showed.The 30-year sale was the final leg of this week's $64 billion quarterly refunding.The ratio of bids to the amount offered was 2.41, which was the lowest since August but above its 12-month average of 2.35.Fund managers, foreign central banks and other indirect bidders ...


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