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US bond prices fall as data spurs profit-taking NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Friday as an upbeat report on US consumer sentiment and less dire data on inflation sparked profit-taking on recent gains tied to fears about deflation in Europe and a surprise policy U-turn by the Swiss central bank. The US government debt market came off five days of gains linked to safe-haven demand that had sent the 30-year bond yield to a series of record lows. A small move back up in slumping oil prices also helped reduce worries the US economic expansion could be disrupted by the huge recent fall in crude, causing some investors to scale back Treasuries holdings. "It's just some profit-taking. We got to levels which were unsustainable," said Thomas Roth, executive director of US government trading at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities USA in New York. In choppy trading, benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were down 3/32 in price with a yield ...

US 30-year yield hits record low for second day NEW YORK: Yields on US 30-year Treasuries bonds struck a record low on Thursday for a second straight session after a surprise interest rate cut by the Swiss National Bank spurred buying of higher-yielding US government debt. The yield on the longest US government securities touched 2.3940 percent, below the previous record low of 2.3950 percent set on Wednesday, according to Tradeweb and Reuters data. The 30-year bond yield last traded at 2.398 percent, down ...
US 30-year yield hits record low on weak retail data NEW YORK: The US 30-year Treasuries yield fell to a record low on Wednesday as disappointing US retail sales data raised bets the Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates this year. A 0.9 percent drop in retail sales in December, the steepest in 11 months, extended the US bond market's rally in the first two weeks of 2015, which has been underpinned by worries about deflation spreading across Europe and the effect of tumbling ...
Mexico says has covered half foreign debt issuance for 2015 MEXICO CITY: Mexico's sale of a new 30-year benchmark dollar bond and top-up of its 2025 ten-year dollar bond means the country has already covered half of its planned foreign currency debt issuance for 2015, the finance ministry said on Monday. Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said in a statement that "just over 50 percent" of Mexico's foreign financing needs had been met via a $2 billion bond sale from Nov. 18, and the $2 billion ...
US shrinks 3-year note sale to smallest since 2007 NEW YORK: The US Treasury Department said on Thursday it will sell $24 billion of three-year notes next Monday, the smallest offering of this maturity since May 2007. The government's finance arm has pared the size of the three-year note auctions for three straight months on reduced borrowing needs due to stronger tax receipts as the economy has continued to expand. The three-year note sale is part of next week's $58 billion in fixed-rate coupon ...
C$ starts 2015 at 5-1/2-year low OTTAWA: The Canadian dollar fell to its lowest level against the greenback in 5-1/2 years on Friday, kicking 2015 off on a weak note as it was hit by a rally in the US dollar and another drop in oil prices.Traders returned to their desks to take the loonie resoundingly lower, after it drifted higher in light holiday volume over the last few sessions. Investors bet that many of the themes that battered the currency ...
Intermediate-dated bonds weaken before auctions NEW YORK: Intermediate-debt underperformed long-dated bonds on Monday as investors prepared for new five-year and seven-year note supply, after the Treasury sold $27 billion in new two-year notes to solid demand.Yields rose earlier on Monday as equities held near record levels, reducing safety buying, even as oil prices resumed their downward march.Intermediate-dated debt weakened on Monday afternoon as investors prepared for a $35 billion sale of five-year notes on Tuesday and $29 billion in seven-year ...


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