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Treasurys rally after weak private-sector employment report

Treasury prices rose, pushing yields lower, Thursday after the weaker-than-expected private sectors payrolls number, suggested a softer number in the official jobs report on Friday. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.13% slipped 2.5 basis points to 2.877%, retreating from its three-week high. The 30-year bond yield TMUBMUSD30Y, +0.04% fell 2 basis points to 3.054%,

10-year Treasury yield holds near 3-week high as trade deficit widens

Treasury yields held their ground on Wednesday after the trade deficit widened to a five-month high, which could crimp economic growth in the third quarter and potentially boost demand for bonds. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.11% was flat at 2.902%, hovering near a three-week high. The 2-year yield note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, +0.15% was


Trump’s Swelling Budget Deficits Lead to Record Treasury-Bond Sales

During a live television briefing last month on the White House lawn, President Donald Trump boasted that his administration had “accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions.” That’s debatable. But whatever the case, the bill for his economic policies is starting to come due. Trump’s $1.5 trillion of tax cuts in December, designed to stimulate growth, have decimated

U.S. government debt yields fall the most in 5 weeks after inflation report

U.S. government debt yields fell the most in weeks on Thursday, reversing course after a reading on inflation came in weaker than expected, helping to support buying of Treasurys and pushing yields sharply lower. The producer-price index was unchanged in July, the Labor Department reported, with the reading coming in below average analysts’ estimates surveyed

Bond Yields to Slide for Rest of Year Amid Trade Turmoil, Morgan Stanley Says

Trade tensions may be wreaking havoc on the stock market, but the volatility is providing a great opportunity to invest in bonds according to Morgan Stanley (MS) . The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield has already peaked for the year according Morgan Stanley global head of interest-rate strategy Matthew Hornbach. The U.S.’ trade tensions and strengthening


Junky Loans Surpass Junk-Bond Market as Investors Chase Higher Yields

On Wall Street, junky loans have overtaken junk bonds. Fitch Ratings said Monday that loans to companies with low credit ratings — known as leveraged loans — climbed to $1.22 trillion outstanding in May. That figure, up 20% from a year earlier, outstripped the junk-bond market, which slid by 1% to $1.21 trillion in May from the

U.S. government bond yields inch higher as traders look ahead to inflation data, auctions

U.S. Treasury yields inched higher on Monday as traders looked ahead to key inflation data later this week and a series of debt auctions that could offer clues to demand for government paper. How are Treasurys performing? The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.19% added 0.4 basis point at 2.950%, after posting a 1.3 basis-point

U.S. 10-year yield takes stab at 3%, rising 3 basis points to 2.986%

The yield on 10-year U.S. notes TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.06% continued to rise on Monday, inching closer to the psychologically important 3% as strengthening inflation prospects added to expectations of a more hawkish approach from the Federal Reserve. The interest rate on the benchmark paper added 3 basis points to 2.986% in early Monday trade, at around

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Treasury yields lead dollar higher, Mexican peso suffers selloff

The U.S. dollar gained ground against its rivals Thursday as the 10-year Treasury yield edged higher, flirting with the psychologically important 3% mark. What are currencies doing? The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.07% which measures the greenback against six developed market currencies, climbed 0.3% to 89.889. The broader WSJ U.S. Dollar Index BUXX, +0.13%