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US yields hit fresh 4-month lows as 'Brexit' vote looms NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell to four-month lows on Tuesday as growing fears about Britain leaving the European Union weighed on risk appetite and further pared expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year.Recent polls have shown a growing majority of Britons favor leaving the European Union in a June 23 referendum. That has sparked selling in riskier assets and boosted prices for safe-haven government bonds, which move in the opposite direction of yields."The market is really afraid of the uncertainty of what the outcome will actually be, because the polls have been ebbing and flowing exit and remain and are currently kind of tilted toward an exit," said Tony Bedikian, head of global markets at Citizens Bank in Boston.The US bond market has been the main beneficiary of the global risk-off sentiment as sovereign debt yields around the world have fallen to all-time lows.German 10-year government ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US yields hit 4-month low as 'Brexit' fears weigh NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell to a four-month low on Monday as increased fears about Britain exiting the European Union weighed on investor risk appetite and sovereign debt yields in developed markets around the globe fell to all-time lows.The overall risk-off sentiment pushed yields on 10-year US Treasuries to their lowest since February as investors sold riskier assets in favor of safe-haven US government debt. That increased prices, which move in the opposite direction ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields fall to four month lows on Brexit fears NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell to four-month lows on Friday as European sovereign debt yields plunged on concerns about a potential British exit from the European Union and global growth.Ten-year yields in Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom all struck record lows on Friday. German Bund yields, the benchmark for borrowing costs across the euro zone, have fallen more than 10 basis points in the past week to as low as 0.01 percent ."There ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields lowest since February on safety buying NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell to more than three-month lows on Friday as European sovereign debt yields plunged on continuing concerns about a potential British exit from the European Union and global growth.Ten-year yields in Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom all struck record lows on Friday. German Bund yields, the benchmark for borrowing costs across the euro zone, have fallen almost 10 basis points in little over a week to as low as ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields drop to 3-1/2 month lows on global growth concern NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell to three-and-a-half month lows on Thursday as falling oil and stock prices increased demand for safe haven debt amid concerns about global growth.British and German sovereign debt yields fell to record lows on Thursday, driven by concerns about Britain's referendum on European Union membership later this month and the European Central Bank's commencement of its corporate bond purchase program.That has further increased the attractiveness of Treasuries, which offer far ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Bonds steady before 10-year note auction NEW YORK: US Treasuries were steady on Wednesday before the government is due to sell $20 billion in 10-year notes, the second sale of $56 billion in new coupon-bearing supply this week.With no major economic releases due this week, investors are focused on Treasury supply and next week's Federal Reserve meeting, when the US central bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged.Traders have pushed back rate-hike expectations to September at the earliest, after Friday's ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Venezuela crisis is opportunity for foreign bond investors NEW YORK/LONDON: As Venezuela's economy teeters on the edge of collapse and some people go hungry, a growing number of foreign investors are reaping outsized returns betting on the oil-rich nation's depressed debt. Venezuela's bonds have sunk so low amid a deep crisis that even if it defaults on its debt, bondholders reckon there will still be rewards when the South American country eventually recovers, helped by its huge reserves of crude.Venezuelan dollar bonds on ...