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Longer-term yields rise further as investors embrace risk
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Longer-term yields rise further as investors embrace risk

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was last up 2.7 basis points at 0.8865% and the yield curve steepened.
  • With yields of 85 or 88 basis points, that's not very attractive on the 10-year (note), and (people are) going to look for returns elsewhere.
Published 25 Nov, 2020 12:47am
Yields rise on positive COVID-19 vaccine news
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Yields rise on positive COVID-19 vaccine news

  • Moderna Inc's experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial.
  • It's great vaccine news but it's still not being distributed to the general public.
Published 16 Nov, 2020 07:35pm
US yields mixed as markets consolidate amid nagging COVID concerns
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US yields mixed as markets consolidate amid nagging COVID concerns

  • The yield curve steepened on Friday, after flattening the previous session, with the spread between two-year and 10-year notes widening to 71 basis points.
  • "What we have seen the last few days is some of the exuberance coming off the vaccine," said Zachary Griffiths, macro strategist at Wells Fargo.
Published 13 Nov, 2020 08:51pm
ECB's cautious optimism on vaccine supports euro debt markets
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ECB's cautious optimism on vaccine supports euro debt markets

  • News of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus is positive but it will take some time before this has a positive impact on economic activity,
  • They all shared similar concerns that a potential Covid-19 vaccine would not end the economic challenges of the pandemic.
Published 13 Nov, 2020 06:23pm
US bond yields steady, focus fixed on election news, jobs data
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US bond yields steady, focus fixed on election news, jobs data

  • Election uncertainty and a growing expectation that the scope for hefty stimulus will be limited has pushed down US Treasury yields sharply this week.
  • Thirty-year Treasury yields were also steady at around 1.54% and also holding above the previous day's lows.
Published 06 Nov, 2020 05:32pm
Yields climb as market awaits US election results
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Yields climb as market awaits US election results

  • Americans headed to the polls to decide whether incumbent Republican President Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be elected president.
  • Yields on two- and five-year notes also reached multi-month highs earlier in the session.
Published 03 Nov, 2020 08:50pm
Three-quarters of euro govt bonds, a record high, now have sub-zero yields
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Three-quarters of euro govt bonds, a record high, now have sub-zero yields

  • The market value of euro area sovereign bonds with yields below 0% rose to around 6.53 trillion euros, or 73.25% of the total market as of the end of October.
  • Large swathes of peripheral bond markets joined the negative yield club last month as expectations for more European Central Bank stimulus grew.
Published 02 Nov, 2020 07:24pm
Yields little changed by jump in GDP, fall in jobless claims
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Yields little changed by jump in GDP, fall in jobless claims

  • The American economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter as the government injected more than $3 trillion worth of pandemic relief.
  • "It's the largest GDP quarter on record after the smallest," said Justin Lederer, Treasury trader and analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald.
Published 29 Oct, 2020 08:26pm
Yields fall as global COVID cases soar
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Yields fall as global COVID cases soar

  • Germany and France are planning strict restrictions not seen since the spring on Wednesday as COVID-19 deaths across Europe rose almost 40% in a week.
  • Treasuries bull flattened further overnight as global risk assets came under pressure on renewed lockdown momentum in Europe.
Published 28 Oct, 2020 06:32pm
Euro zone bond yields dip as investors remain cautious
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Euro zone bond yields dip as investors remain cautious

  • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday that talks over a coronavirus relief package have slowed.
  • Ahead of the ECB on Thursday and the US presidential election in just one week, we expect EGB (euro government bond) markets to stay in a tight range with no additional risk positions being taken on.
Published 27 Oct, 2020 05:08pm