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Treasurys see post-midterm rally fade after lackluster debt auction

Treasury yields came off their sessions lows to end mostly flat on Wednesday after a weak debt auction helped erase the bond market’s earlier gains from the midterm election results. Benchmark yields The yield on the 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.26%  was barely unchanged at 3.215%, near its highest levels in four weeks, while the

Foreign central banks are snapping up U.S. mortgage bonds after a long lull

After years of shying away, foreign central banks have dipped their toes back into mortgage bonds guaranteed by Fannie Mae and other government-sponsored enterprises, providing a broader pool of investors but also drawing the attention of analysts who recall their panicked selling during the financial crisis. Foreign official holdings, the category reserved for central banks


U.S. 10-Year Bond Auction Draws Highest Yield Since 2011; Overall Demand Wanes

The U.S. Treasury sold benchmark 10-year notes at the highest auction yield since 2011 Wednesday, Treasury data indicated, but demand for the $23 billion auction fell to lowest since February, suggesting the recent rise in global fixed income markets is failing to attract investors. The Treasury sold $23 billion of its existing 10-year bond, maturing

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