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Treasuries were little changed, headed for a weekly gain, before a government report that may show new-home sales in the U.S. fell to near the lowest since 1991 and as stocks in Europe and Asia declined. Returns on U.S. government debt for July turned positive on speculation global losses in stoc...
07/25/2008
Treasuries rose, snapping a two-day decline, before an industry report that may show sales of previously owned U.S. homes approached a record low. Treasuries gained along with European bonds after reports showed business confidence fell in Germany. Ten-year notes climbed as oil fell for a third d...
07/24/2008
Treasuries fell for a second day as traders pushed yields to a one-month high before a record sale of two-year notes and concern dropped that financial companies' losses will widen, easing the haven appeal of government debt. Two-year note yields climbed for a second day ahead of the sale of $31 ...
07/23/2008
Treasuries fell as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson predicted lawmakers will pass a bill to shore up confidence in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and traders prepared for the sale of $58 billion in government debt this week. Bonds extended losses after Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President C...
07/22/2008
U.S. Treasuries fell for a third day after Citigroup Inc. reported a narrower-thanforecast second- quarter loss, sapping demand for the relative safety of government assets. The drop pushed the yield on the 10-year note up through 4 percent as the biggest U.S. bank by assets said it lost $2.5 bil...
07/18/2008
Treasuries fell as U.S. stock futures rose, easing the haven appeal of government debt. The two-year note yield rose 4 basis points to 2.47 percent at 7:20 a.m. in New York, according to BGCantor Market Data. The 2.875 percent security due June 2010 fell 2/32, or 63 cent per $1,000 face value to ...
07/17/2008
U.S. Treasuries rose, with two-year yields near the lowest level since May, on speculation slowing economic growth will stoke demand for bonds and temper inflation. Demand for government bonds is spreading throughout the world, according to another primary dealer, Merrill Lynch & Co. Treasuries r...
07/16/2008
U.S. Treasuries rose for a second day as stocks fell on concern credit-market losses at financial companies are widening, stoking demand for the safest assets. Two-year notes led the advance as Asian equities declined to the lowest level in almost two years amid worsening investor confidence in F...
07/15/2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson put the weight of the federal government behind Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the beleaguered companies that buy or finance almost half of the $12 trillion of U.S. mortgages. Paulson, speaking on the steps of the Treasury facing the White House, asked Congress for a...
07/14/2008
Treasuries fell the most in three weeks on speculation the U.S. government won't allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fail, reducing demand for the safest assets. Twoyear notes led the declines after a person familiar with the matter said a takeover of one or both of the companies is among the opt...
07/11/2008
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