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US bond prices trim losses after 5-year auction NEW YORK: US Treasury prices scaled back their losses on Tuesday as an earlier spike in yields drew decent demand for a $34 billion auction of five-year government debt, reviving bids for other maturities. Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were down 8/32 in price with a yield of 1.932 percent, up 3 basis points from late on Monday. Earlier Tuesday, the 10-year yield reached a five-week high of 1.941 percent, according to Reuters data. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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US yields hit 4-week highs; 2-year auction mediocre NEW YORK: US Treasury yields rose to four-week highs on Monday as investors moved to the sideline in anticipation of possible clues on the pace of interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve with evidence of a cooling economic expansion.A reluctance to make fresh bets hurt the $26 billion auction of two-year notes, which was the first part of the $88 billion in coupon-bearing securities the government planned to sell this week."Nobody wants to do ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US yields up from 6-week lows on stock gains, Fed comments NEW YORK: US Treasury debt yields rose from six-week lows on Friday as a rebound in global stock markets, a surge in oil prices and comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on interest-rate hikes spurred selling in US government bonds. Wall Street rose in early trading, with the benchmark S&P 500 up 0.6 percent, and a gauge of global stocks gaining 0.9 percent. Crude futures surged about 6 percent as encouraging economic indicators in ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US bond yields hit 6-week lows on growth fears NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell broadly on Thursday to their lowest levels since late February as declining oil prices and global growth fears underpinned bond prices. The fall in yields was also due to a reversal in investors' risk appetite from Wednesday, analysts said. After a rally that saw crude futures rise more than 5 percent and the S&P 500 index closing more than 1 percent higher, markets reversed course on Thursday. Oil was ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

U.S. bond yields bounce back from one-month lows NEW YORK: U.S. Treasury yields rose from one-month lows on Wednesday, led by longer-dated bonds as a rebound in oil and stock prices prompted investors to sell safe-haven government debt.The bounce in yields was also largely a technical correction, analysts said, with the 10-year yield well below long-term moving averages and having recently posted its steepest quarterly drop since the March-June quarter of 2012, according to Reuters data."What we're looking at is ... a reversal ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

US Treasury yields fall as weak data supports slow Fed NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell on Monday, with benchmark yields posting one-month lows as doubts about the durability of the US economic expansion supported views the Federal Reserve may slow the pace of interest rate hikes. A 1.7 percent drop in factory orders in February rekindled worries about weakness in the manufacturing sector, while a Fed barometer on the labor market showed further deterioration in March in contrast with the continued strength seen in ...

Markets - Fixed Income - Americas

Longer-dated US bond prices rise on month-end buying NEW YORK: Longer-dated US Treasury prices rose modestly on Thursday as fund managers added these debt maturities to match the expected month-end changes of benchmark indexes tracked by their portfolios.Shorter-dated US Treasury yields posted fresh one-month lows on the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually following dovish comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen earlier this week.Longer-dated Treasuries gave up some earlier gains after the Chicago Purchasing Management Index came in at ...