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Yields drop as US consumer sentiment disappoints NEW YORK: Treasury yields fell on Friday as data pointed to slowing economic growth, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to raise interest rates.US consumer sentiment fell more than expected in May, a survey released on Friday showed. Economists also cut their forecasts for US economic growth in the second quarter and full year, and trimmed expectations for US labor market gains.Data earlier on Friday showed that US industrial production fell for a fifth straight month in April, weighed down by declines in mining and utilities output, pointing to a lack of momentum in the economy at the start of the second quarter."The market is getting more concerned that the economy weakened through the first quarter into the second quarter, and that pushes the Fed back further and further and people get more comfortable jumping back into Treasuries here," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Yields fall as corporate supply eases, German debt steadies NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Thursday as some corporate debt issuance that has weighed on the market passed and as German government bonds held relatively steady, after a dramatic two-and-a-half week selloff.US government bond yields have been dragged higher by weakening German Bunds, which have been roiled by factors including a rapid unwinding of bets placed on the European Central Bank's debt purchase program."Trading is calming down in Europe," said Jim Vogel, an ...

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Yields rise to six-month highs as German debt rout extends NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose to their highest levels in six months on Tuesday in line with a continued selloff of German government bonds, and before the US government is due to sell $64 billion in new supply.German bond yields have spiked in recent weeks for reasons that some attribute to optimism that inflation may have bottomed in the euro region, with the move being exacerbated by investors unwilling to enter the market until ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Prices halt long slide and gain on stocks' weakness NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices rose on Thursday, getting a lift from weak global equity markets and breaking a long slide in prices that had pushed yields on 30-year bonds to more than 3 percent for the first time this year. Gains were best among long maturities, with prices for 30-year Treasuries jumping more than 1 full point as European bond yields eased from peaks reached earlier in the day. The MSCI world equity index, ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US yields trim rise on drop in consumer confidence NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields pared their earlier increase on Tuesday as the Conference Board's gauge on domestic consumer confidence surprise drop to its lowest since December revived worries about US consumer spending in the coming months. The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes was last 1.945 percent, up 2.3 basis points from late on Monday, while the 30-year bond yield was 2.642 percent, 3.2 basis points higher on the day. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

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US bonds add losses after home sales data NEW YORK: US Treasuries prices extended their earlier decline on Wednesday as a stronger-than-forecast 6.1 percent rise in domestic home resales in March revived bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. The 30-year bond was down as much as 1-4/32 point with a yield of 2.643 percent, which was the highest since mid-March, according to Reuters data. It was last down 28/32 in price for a yield of 2.631 percent, up ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bonds pare gains after Wall St opens higher NEW YORK: Most US Treasuries prices turned flat early Tuesday, paring their initial gains after Wall Street opened higher as company results beat reduced expectations and curbed some appetite for low-yielding US government bonds. Benchmark 10-year Treasuries notes were up 1/32 in price to yield 1.893 percent, down 0.4 basis point from late on Monday. The 10-year yield was as low as 1.865 percent earlier.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...