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Prices drop as Fed rate forecasts worry traders NEW YORK: US Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept in place near-zero interest rates and other ultra-loose US monetary policies meant to boost economic growth.After surrendering early gains spurred by unexpectedly tame US inflation data, Treasury prices turned negative as Fed policymakers issued economic assessments and a policy statement after a two-day meeting in Washington.The Fed pleased many investors by pledging to keep policies accommodative for a "considerable time" but spooked others by raising projections for interest rate levels in 2015 and later, according to Anthony Valeri, investment strategist at LPL Financial in San Diego."The market is reacting a little negative, and I think it is focusing on the 2015 median, which was raised from 1-1/8 to 1-3/8," Valeri said. "It implies the Fed will hike more than anticipated in 2015 and maybe hike more in 2016 than the market anticipated."Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury ...

Bond yields stabilize on Fed study, Ukraine ceasefire NEW YORK: Benchmark US Treasuries yields stabilized on Monday after a study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve renewed concern there would be an early Federal Reserve rate increase, and as traders anticipated this week's supply. Investors expect the Fed to keep interest rates lower for longer, and to raise them more slowly, than U.S monetary policymakers themselves expect, according to research by the San Francisco bank published on Monday. "This is a Fed district ...
US yields fall with Bunds before 30-year bond sale NEW YORK: US government debt yields fell on Thursday before a $16 billion auction of 30-year bonds as disappointing euro zone economic data sent 10-year German yields to record lows and raised the appeal of Treasuries.US yields rose in Asian trading before falling with their German counterparts in reaction to data that showed euro zone growth unexpectedly flatlined in the second quarter and inflation figures that confirmed anemic price growth in the 18-nation block.Fears about ...
Yields fall as stagnant wages ease inflation fears NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields dropped on Friday after employers added 209,000 jobs in July, fewer than expected, and wage growth was stagnant in the month.Yield have risen since strong gross domestic product for the second quarter on Wednesday increased expectations that the economy is gaining momentum.The selloff accelerated on Thursday on inflation fears after data showed US labor costs recorded their largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter, a sign ...
Prices rise after Russia credit downgrade, rate hike NEW YORK: US Treasury prices rose across the board on Friday, as investors sought the safety of government bonds after Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates hours after the S&P downgraded the country's credit rating. Despite last week's peace agreement, violence in the eastern part of Ukraine and mounting Russian troop formations just across the border have weighed on risk appetite and kept demand for Bunds and Treasuries intact.Yields on benchmark 10-year notes, which move inversely ...
Puerto Rico lifts municipal bond sales, but issuance still low WASHINGTON: Puerto Rico's $3.5 billion bond sale early this month helped lift issuance of municipal debt in March, but supply is still running behind last year, Thomson Reuters data released on Monday showed. Municipal bond sales totaled $27.48 billion, spread over 673 deals, the largest monthly issuance since last July and nearly twice the $14.57 billion sold in 660 deals in February. Still, that was 12.4 percent below March 2013, when $31.35 billion came to ...
Yields rise as stocks gain, payrolls in focus NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Friday as stocks gained, with yields of intermediate-dated notes nearing two-month highs as many analysts and traders see the debt as likely to continue to underperform longer-term bonds.Two-year, three-year, five-year and seven-year notes have underperformed since Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said last week that the US central bank could raise interest rates six months after its bond-buying program ends, suggesting a potential rate hike as early as ...

 



 
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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