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Prices gain as stock slump spurs safety bid NEW YORK: Prices for US Treasuries gained on Wednesday as sinking stock prices spooked investors into scooping up safe-haven government debt.Major US stock indexes posted losses of more than 1 percent, a third straight session of swings of that magnitude.Commodities were sinking similarly on Wednesday, with Brent crude oil below $99 per barrel on expectations that slower economic growth will lessen demand for oil."As soon as the buying direction came from the Weidmann comments this morning, that set things in motion," said Jim Vogel, head of interest rate strategy at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee. "Each new buy just took us lower" in yields.European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that Europe's economic recovery could take as much as another decade."The calm that we are currently seeing might be treacherous," he warned, adding that it could delay government and EU ...

US bond prices rise, though Japanese bids elusive NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Thursday as a three-day rise in yields lured investors to buy government debt both on the open market and at a $13 billion auction of 30-year bonds, the final part of this week's $66 billion in longer-dated supply.Thursday's 30-year bond sale fetched lukewarm demand, and the data of all three auctions this week suggested that an anticipated surge in US bond demand from Japanese banks, insurers and pension ...
US bonds rally on Japan's move, job worries NEW YORK: The US Treasury debt market rallied on Thursday as investors sought higher-yielding dollar assets after the Bank of Japan said it would step up asset purchases to boost its economy, sending Japanese bond yields to record lows.A surprise jump in domestic jobless claims undermined recent optimism about an improving labor market and fueled bets the Federal Reserve would cling to its own large-scale asset purchase program this year to cut unemployment, analysts said.The ...
Prices for US Treasuries add to losses after jobless claims NEW YORK: Prices for US Treasuries added to losses on Thursday after better-than-expected data on jobless claims.Thirty-year bonds fell 13/32 to yield 3.174 percent after the data. The benchmark 10-year note slipped 7/32 to yield 1.964 percent.The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, suggesting a pick-up in the labor market recovery. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
US Fed buys $15bn of mortgage bonds, sells none           NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve bought $15.0 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities Feb. 14-20, less than the $20.6 billion it bought in the prior week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.   The US central bank sold no mortgage securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, in the latest week. It sold $1.8 billion the previous week, the New York Fed said on its Website.   On ...
US 10 year notes firmer but yield stays above 2pc        SINGAPORE: US 10-year Treasuries inched higher in Asia on Thursday, but its gains were limited even as weakness in equities stirred some safe haven bids for bonds.   - Ten-year notes edged up 1/32 in price to yield roughly 2.007 percent, steady from late US trade on Wednesday.   - US Treasuries had risen on Wednesday as a fall in stock prices rekindled investors' appetite for less risky assets.   The S&P 500 index posted its biggest one-day fall in three ...
US bonds steady in Europe before debt sales  LONDON: US Treasuries were steady on Tuesday, with selling ahead of debt auctions offset by concerns about the lack of a deal to avert spending cuts in the United States and rising political risks in Europe.   Traders said some investors were making room in their books before sales of $72 billion in new debt this week, including $32 billion in three-year notes on Tuesday, $24 billion in 10-year notes on Wednesday and $16 billion in 30-year ...

 



 
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