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US Treasury yields

Gold prices down in Europe

Gold prices down in Europe

LONDON: Gold prices fell as much as 1.8% on Friday as a broader market sell-off weighed on the metal along with a...
Published 23 Jan, 2021 03:56am
Inflation expectations ease as yields slip
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Inflation expectations ease as yields slip

  • Treasury yields traded lower after a strong auction on Thursday of $15 billion in 10-year TIPS as investors sought protection on expectations of rising inflation.
  • A closely watched part of the yield curve measuring the gap between yields on two- and 10-year Treasury notes was last down 1.32 basis points at 96.93 basis points.
Published 22 Jan, 2021 09:29pm
Yields fall as retail sales reflect weak economy
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Yields fall as retail sales reflect weak economy

  • Retail sales dropped 0.7% last month, the Commerce Department said. Data for November was revised down to show sales declining 1.4% instead of 1.1% as previously reported.
  • This morning's disappointing retail sales figures reinforced the idea that more stimulus will be needed.
Published 15 Jan, 2021 08:58pm
Treasury yields edge up on expectations of Biden stimulus plan
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Treasury yields edge up on expectations of Biden stimulus plan

  • The market was primed for higher rates today for continued increase in yields today in anticipation of what Biden is going to say tonight, until we hit jobless claims.
  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 181,000 to a seasonally adjusted 965,000 for the week ended Jan. 9, the highest since late August.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 09:48pm
Yields slip as investors await 30-year auction
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Yields slip as investors await 30-year auction

  • Investors awaiting an auction of 30-year government debt shrugged off a report showing an increase in US consumer prices in December amid rising gasoline costs.
  • In the 12 months through December the CPI advanced 1.4% after increasing 1.2% in November.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 09:10pm
Yields highest since March before 10-year auction
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Yields highest since March before 10-year auction

  • Investors are watching to see if the recent rise in yields will lure buyers to today's $38 billion sale of 10-year notes.
  • The Georgia Senate run-off elections really changed the landscape for the outlook pretty significantly as there is now potentially very significant additional stimulus.
Published 12 Jan, 2021 08:28pm
Yields highest since March ahead of stimulus, supply
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Yields highest since March ahead of stimulus, supply

  • Biden also called for raising the minimum wage to $15, a campaign promise, and for sending out $2,000 in direct cash payments.
  • Benchmark 10-year notes rose as high as 1.134%, the highest since March 20. The yield curve between two-year and 10-year notes steepened to 99.7 basis points.
Published 11 Jan, 2021 09:23pm
Euro falls to three-week lows as US yields climb
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Euro falls to three-week lows as US yields climb

  • President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on Jan. 20 with Democrats able to control both houses of Congress, has promised "trillions" in extra pandemic-relief spending.
  • As a result, the euro fell 0.5% to $1.2155, its lowest since Dec. 21, down nearly 2% from a high of $1.2349 last week.
Published 11 Jan, 2021 05:35pm
Longer-term yields rise after weak US jobs report
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Longer-term yields rise after weak US jobs report

  • Nonfarm payrolls decreased by 140,000 jobs last month amid growing COVID-19 cases, marking the first decline since April.
  • Longer-term yields have been climbing all week as Democrats won control of the US Senate as a result of Georgia runoff elections.
Published 08 Jan, 2021 08:57pm
Yields dip in light trading, Brexit, US stimulus in focus
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Yields dip in light trading, Brexit, US stimulus in focus

  • Benchmark 10-year yields traded in a small range on Thursday as investors squared positions before the Christmas Day holiday on Friday.
  • They were last at 0.936%, down two basis points on the day, after a two-week high of 0.973% on Wednesday.
Published 24 Dec, 2020 07:12pm
Yields dip as investors balance virus concerns against stimulus
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Yields dip as investors balance virus concerns against stimulus

  • Benchmark 10-year yields fell to one-and-a-half week lows early on Monday as countries shut off travel ties with the U.K.
  • BioNTech is testing the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer against the mutation as it prepares to send 12.5 mln doses to EU countries by the end of year.
Published 22 Dec, 2020 08:29pm
Yields rise on stimulus optimism, shaking off weak data
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Yields rise on stimulus optimism, shaking off weak data

  • Republicans and Democrats in Congress were scrambling to pass a new round of aid after months of inaction.
  • The US government would be required to issue more debt to pay for stimulus and the supply would be expected to drive Treasury prices lower and yields higher.
Published 18 Dec, 2020 03:19am
Yields lower as investors gauge vaccine schedules
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Yields lower as investors gauge vaccine schedules

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was down 1.3 basis points in afternoon trading at 0.9146%.
  • After opening lower on Tuesday, the S&P 500 and the Dow reversed course while the Nasdaq hit a record high.
Published 09 Dec, 2020 12:07am
Safety-minded investors drive yields lower
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Safety-minded investors drive yields lower

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was down 4.3 basis points at 0.9261% in afternoon trading, flattening a key part of the yield curve.
  • "This market is seeing volatility as people wrestle with this concept of having a vaccine and too-early reopenings" at the same time,
Published 08 Dec, 2020 12:05am
Yields fall ahead of November US jobs report
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Yields fall ahead of November US jobs report

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was last down 2.6 basis points at 0.9195%.
  • So the market is basically looking at that as a more impactful driver of where we're heading from an economic perspective.
Updated 04 Dec, 2020 01:48am
Yield curve slightly steeper despite month-end rebalancing
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Yield curve slightly steeper despite month-end rebalancing

  • The spread between the two- and 10-year Treasury yields , one measure of the yield curve, was about a basis point wider on Monday at 69.4 basis points.
  • The yield curve has been steeper since this morning, suggesting the broader trend higher in long-dated yields was outweighing the end-of-month rebalancing.
Updated 01 Dec, 2020 01:34am
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 dips as investors prepare for weak fourth quarter
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Yields dips as investors prepare for weak fourth quarter

  • The focus has shifted away from exuberance on vaccines to the rising infection rate and the start of the deterioration of the fundamentals we're seeing in the data heading into Q4.
  • Benchmark 10-year yields fell three basis points to 0.854%. The yields are down from an eight-month high of 0.975% last week.
Published 19 Nov, 2020 08:01pm
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