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2-year Treasury yield stages biggest one-day jump since February 2015

Treasury yields rose on Thursday after the U.S. and China agreed to meet in early October to renew trade talks, easing investors’ appetite for haven assets like government paper. Improving data on the jobs market and the services sector also helped market participants shake off fears that trade uncertainty would lead the U.S. to an

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Gold Prices Are Pointing to a Significant Decline in the Bond Market

Bond investors should brace themselves for a significant reversal. While corporate fixed-income has done well these past few months, the gold market suggests that may be coming to an end soon. The problem is that a rallying bond market and surging gold prices would seem to be incompatible, according to new research. “Fixed-income investors should

The yield curve inverted again–but don’t get too excited–it isn’t anymore meaningful than it was a week ago

The bond market signaled a recession–again. For the second time in a week, the closely watched 2-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD02Y, -0.79% rate rose above its longer-term counterpart in the 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.85%, representing an inversion of the bond-market yield curve. Yields inverted almost exactly a week ago and investors have grown increasingly anxious

Why Foreign Investors Are Showing Interest in China’s Bond Market

Beginning in April, Bloomberg will add local currency denominated Chinese bonds to its Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index. Chinese government bonds (CGBs) and securities issued by China’s policy banks will eventually account for 5.5 percent of the $53.7 trillion index, one of the most widely followed benchmarks for global bond managers. This will make China’s

Treasury yields notch biggest weekly gain in a month as China-U.S. tensions ease

Treasury yields on Friday mostly rose for the day, pushing government bonds to the best weekly gains in about a month as investors looked past bonds to riskier assets while digesting apparent progress in Sino-U.S. tariff negotiations. What did yields do? The 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.00%  added 0.7 basis point to reach 2.666%, but

10-year Treasury yield logs largest weekly drop in a month, even after post-jobs report spike

Treasury yields rose sharply Friday as a round of solid economic data from U.S. factories and households helped to pare back the bond-market’s midweek rally, after the Federal Reserve signaled a more dovish policy path. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.00% was up 5.9 basis points to 2.690%, marking its biggest daily jump since

Treasury yields follow Europe lower after downbeat ECB commentary

Treasury yields fell on Thursday, following the decline of European bond yields to multiyear lows, after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi underlined the growing risks to the eurozone economy’s prospects. The 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.35% fell 4.1 basis points to 2.714%. The two-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, +0.01% shed 2.9 basis points to

Treasury yields bounce as fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks begin

Treasury yields rose Monday, following last week’s volatile trading, as investors watched for progress in renewed trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.00%  rose 2.3 basis points to 2.684%, from an intraday low of 2.634%. The 2-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, +0.16% advanced 3.6 basis points to 2.524%, while