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US Treasury yields

Poor economic data, Trump tweet send yields to lowest in months

Poor economic data, Trump tweet send yields to lowest in months

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was down 3.8 basis points at 0.5429% in afternoon trading after going as far down as 0.538%, its lowest since March 9.
  • About the same time, the Labor Department said US jobless claims rose to 1.434 million for the week of July 25, up from 1.422 million in the prior week.
Published 30 Jul, 2020 11:38pm
Longer-term yields slightly higher after Fed meeting
Business & Finance

Longer-term yields slightly higher after Fed meeting

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was almost unchanged at 0.579%, while the yield on the 30-year note was up 1.9 basis points at 1.2424%.
  • Fed policy makers made comments in line with market expectations in the statement issued at the end of their two-day meeting.
Published 30 Jul, 2020 12:53am
Yields lower as investors await Washington relief deal
Markets

Yields lower as investors await Washington relief deal

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was down 2.7 basis points at 0.5823% in afternoon trading, after reaching as high as 0.637% in the session.
  • Yields declined as traders shifted back into safe-haven securities and away from riskier bets on stocks.
Published 28 Jul, 2020 11:50pm
Yields bounce back after strong demand for notes at auction
Markets

Yields bounce back after strong demand for notes at auction

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was up one basis point at 0.5987% in afternoon trading after reaching as low at 0.569% earlier in the session.
  • Midday auction results showed the US Treasury sold $48 billion of 2-year notes at a high yield of 0.155%.
Published 28 Jul, 2020 01:42am
Yields dip as economic stimulus talks intensify
Markets

Yields dip as economic stimulus talks intensify

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was last down 1.5 basis points at 0.6053%.
  • "This (trading) range that we've seen continues to hold despite what's been an impressive run in stocks," he said.
  • The two-year US Treasury yield, which typically moves in step with interest rate expectations, was last down less than a basis point at 0.1432%.
Published 22 Jul, 2020 02:40am
Yields fall as COVID-19 spread weighs on risk sentiment
Markets

Yields fall as COVID-19 spread weighs on risk sentiment

  • "The next two months are really critical, can the economy survive this surge in COVID cases in the Sunbelt.
  • The risk of owning some protection is relatively low and I think that's generally the bias. You want to have some Treasuries no matter what.
Published 16 Jul, 2020 08:31pm
Yield rise as COVID vaccine hopes boost risk appetite
Markets

Yield rise as COVID vaccine hopes boost risk appetite

  • The market is trading fairly 'risk on' on vaccine hopes," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. "It's largely COVID news driving the price action recently.
  • Benchmark 10-year notes rose three basis points to 0.648%. They have held in a tight range from 0.569% to 0.784% since mid-June.
Published 15 Jul, 2020 08:33pm
Yields dip as inflation stays benign, stocks weaken
Markets

Yields dip as inflation stays benign, stocks weaken

  • Core inflation rose 0.2% on the month but remained at 1.2% on the year, below the Fed's target of 2%.
  • I think broadly speaking the market's really focused on the core year-on-year," said Subadra Rajappa, head of US interest rate strategy at Societe Generale in New York.
Published 14 Jul, 2020 08:23pm
Yields rise, curve steepens as risk sentiment improves
Markets

Yields rise, curve steepens as risk sentiment improves

  • Investors are now using that move as an opportunity to reset bets that long-dated yields will rise, and to reenter trades that benefit from a steeper yield curve.
  • Thirty-year bond yields increased four basis points to 1.365%. The gap between five-year note and 30-year bonds yields.
Published 13 Jul, 2020 08:17pm
More strong demand expected for US debt at auction
Markets

More strong demand expected for US debt at auction

  • The Treasury department will give details in the early afternoon on the sale of $19 billion worth of 30-year bonds .
  • The benchmark 10-year yield was down a basis point in morning trading at 0.643%.
  • Wall Street opened higher after data pointed to a declining trend in weekly jobless claims.
Published 09 Jul, 2020 08:43pm
Yields lower as reopenings rolled back
Markets

Yields lower as reopenings rolled back

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was down 1.5 basis points in morning trading at 0.6693%.
  • Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Tuesday following the benchmark S&P 500's longest streak of gains this year.
Updated 07 Jul, 2020 07:07pm
Yields rise on strong June jobs data
Markets

Yields rise on strong June jobs data

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was last up 1.9 basis points at 0.7006%.
  • I think the Fed will continue to kind of keep rates low. But the key is not the level of rates. In my mind, the key is the slope of the curve. As long as that curve slope is positive,
Published 02 Jul, 2020 06:55pm
Longer-term yields edge down as COVID-19 cases surge
Markets

Longer-term yields edge down as COVID-19 cases surge

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was a basis point lower at 0.6643%.
  • "We're in a trading range," Richman said, one that will continue until a successful effort to contain the virus allows businesses to reopen with confidence.
Published 26 Jun, 2020 08:08pm
Yields fall as yield curve control remains in question
Markets

Yields fall as yield curve control remains in question

  • Traders resumed betting on the Fed funds rate going below zero, with some futures contracts rising back to 100 or slightly above after retreating.
  • Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said policymakers had a full discussion about employing yield curve controls
Published 12 Jun, 2020 01:52am
Yields tumble ahead of Federal Reserve policy meeting
Markets

Yields tumble ahead of Federal Reserve policy meeting

  • The benchmark 10-year yield was last down 6.2 basis points at 0.822%, building on Monday's retreat.
  • Yields spiked on Friday in the wake of a better-than-expected May unemployment report, with the 10-year note yield rising above 0.9% for the first ti
Published 10 Jun, 2020 01:53am
Yields fall as market gobbles up three-year notes
Markets

Yields fall as market gobbles up three-year notes

  • "Today in particular, the story is about the market finding its footing after last week's job numbers," said Ben Jeffery.
  • "No matter how you slice it, it was a good auction today, which is noteworthy in the context of just how low yields are," Jeffery
Published 09 Jun, 2020 02:02am