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US Treasury yield

US Treasury yields risk breakout

NEW YORK: US Treasuries are facing a perfect storm that could send benchmark yields to their highest level in almost...
Published 10 Jan, 2022 07:02am
Yield curve flattens as Fed seen more proactive on inflation
Markets

Yield curve flattens as Fed seen more proactive on inflation

  • The Fed surprised markets on Wednesday when it said that policymakers are forecasting two interest rate hikes in 2023.
  • Two-year yields jumped to 0.254%, the highest since April 2020. Five-year yields increased to 0.928%, the highest since April 6.
Updated 18 Jun, 2021 07:12pm
Dollar edges up before US inflation data
Markets

Dollar edges up before US inflation data

  • The dollar was up 0.1% against a basket of currencies, at 92.221, moving away from recent three-week lows.
  • The euro was down 0.2%, at $1.18935, with European shares just below all-time highs.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 05:23pm
BOJ widens band around long-term rate target
Markets

BOJ widens band around long-term rate target

  • Under a policy dubbed yield curve control, the BOJ targets short-term interest rates at -0.1% and the 10-year bond yield around 0%. It also buys risky assets such as exchange-traded funds (ETF) as part of efforts to fire up inflation.
Published 19 Mar, 2021 11:24am
US bond derivatives signal calm, but economic fundamentals could spur more sell-offs
Markets

US bond derivatives signal calm, but economic fundamentals could spur more sell-offs

  • "The selloff may have run its course," said Jabaz Mathai, head of US rates strategy at Citi, pointing to inflation breakevens backing down.
  • "I would not say the bear market in Treasuries is over at this point, but there is the prospect of a near-term pullback," said Mathai. "You should see some stability in the 10-year around these levels."
Published 02 Mar, 2021 09:19pm
Inflation bets send yields up to new milestone
Business & Finance

Inflation bets send yields up to new milestone

  • The 10-year yield was up 6.9 basis points at 1.4578% and reached as high as 1.468%, the highest in a year.
  • "It's starting to become a momentum trade and the sell-off is becoming a global phenomenon," said Subadra Rajappa, head of US rates strategy at Societe Generale.
Published 25 Feb, 2021 08:58pm
Traders push yields higher as inflation concerns linger
Markets

Traders push yields higher as inflation concerns linger

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was up 4.1 basis points at 1.4046% in morning trading, its first time above 1.4% since a year ago, and reached as high as 1.435%
  • Patrick Leary, chief market strategist and senior trader at Incapital, said the trading could also be a sign of investor skepticism about Powell's reassurance.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 09:09pm