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US bond prices flat as weaker stocks offset supply NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices held steady on Thursday as losses on Wall Street stocks revived safehaven demand for government debt, offsetting selling tied to more corporate supply and an upcoming $16 billion auction of 30-year bonds. A heavy schedule of public speeches from top Federal Reserve officials also kept some investors on the sidelines as they await possible fresh clues on whether the central bank might raise interest rates at its Dec. 15-16 meeting. "The sell-off in stocks has brought some safehaven bids back into bonds. It's taken some of the starch from the recent bond sell-off," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich & Co. in New York. Major US stock indexes fell in the wake of disappointing corporate results.The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 0.6 percent. Benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes were little changed in price to yield 2.315 percent, flat ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond prices tumble on GDP data, corporate supply NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices fell on Thursday with benchmark yields jumping to their highest in a month as the US economy expanded in the third quarter on solid consumer spending, reinforcing chances the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates in December. A wave of corporate supply led by a huge multi-part deal from software giant Microsoft exacerbated the market sell-off with dealers dumping Treasuries to hedge the bonds they were underwriting.Consumer spending grew at ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US T-bill rates fall after tentative US debt deal NEW YORK: Interest rates on US Treasury bills due through year-end slipped into negative territory on Tuesday as investor demand returned in the wake of a tentative deal on a two-year US budget deal and an extension of the federal debt ceiling. Investors had worried repayments of T-bills that mature in the coming weeks would be delayed if government borrowing capacity was not increased. Interest rates on T-bills due Nov. 5 were quoted at -0.005 ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond prices rise as weaker stocks revive bids NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Monday, with benchmark yields retreating from two-week highs as stock market losses and disappointing data on domestic new home sales rekindled demand for low-risk government bonds. Bonds' gains were limited by typical investor caution ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting and sales of existing holdings to make room for supplies of five-year and seven-year notes later this week. "It's taking back a bit of last week's ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields keep rising, helped by US housing report NEW YORK: US government bond yields rose for a fourth session on Tuesday, getting a lift from unexpectedly strong data showing that home building remains a bright sector in the slowing US economy. Treasuries prices were already down before the housing data in a selling trend that began last week but has left yields well within recent ranges, according to senior bond strategist Ian Lyngen at CRT Capital. "You can make a solid argument that ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US T-bill rates jump on debt ceiling worries NEW YORK: Interest rates on US Treasury bills due in November jumped on Monday on worries the absence of a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit will result in the government delaying payments on its debt obligations. About $235 billion of Treasury bill issues are scheduled to mature next month. Jitters about delayed repayments to T-bill holders in less than a month distorted the interest rates in this sector. Last week, Treasury Secretary Jack ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields rise after US data supports view of earlier Fed rate hike NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose slightly on Thursday after data showed a measure of US consumer prices that strips out food and energy costs rose more than expected in September, marginally supporting views of a 2015 Federal Reserve rate hike. The so-called core CPI rose 0.2 percent last month, Labor Department data showed, while economists polled by Reuters had expected the measure to remain unchanged from August at 0.1 percent. In the 12 months ...