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Treasuries fell on speculation the Federal Reserve may signal after its interest-rate decision today that inflation is a bigger risk to the U.S. economy than slowing growth. The decline pushed 10-year yields up from near the lowest in almost two weeks on expectations that the central bank is prep...
06/25/2008
Treasuries rose, with two-year yields near a one-week high, before the U.S. government sells $30 billion of the securities today. The Treasury Department will sell $30 billion of two-year notes today, matching the record set in the past two months. The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee, whi...
06/24/2008
U.S. Treasuries were little changed, holding last week's gains, before industry reports likely to show slumping home prices and consumer confidence. Ten-year notes outperformed two-year debt, narrowing the spread between the securities, before the Treasury sells $30 billion of two-year notes tomo...
06/23/2008
Treasuries headed for a weekly increase as traders pared bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year amid signs the economic slowdown is deepening. The gains widened the difference in yields between two- and 10-year Treasury notes, indicating traders are favoring shorter maturity...
06/20/2008
Treasury two-year notes rose for a second day as U.S. equity futures declined and speculation eased that the Federal Reserve will increase borrowing costs as early as next week. The two-year note's yield fell 2 basis point, or 0.02 percentage point, to 2.87 percent at 8:28 a.m. in New York, accor...
06/18/2008
Treasuries rose, with two-year note yields falling the most since March, as traders pared bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the next few months amid signs the economic slowdown is deepening. Futures showed traders reduced expectations the Fed will increase borrowing costs when...
06/17/2008
Treasuries fell, with two-year notes headed for their steepest weekly loss in 26 years, before a government report that may show consumer prices rose in May at the fastest pace since November. The Federal Reserve will increase its 2 percent benchmark interest rate in quarter-point increments in S...
06/13/2008
Treasuries fell, pushing the yield on the benchmark 10-year note to the highest level this year, after a report showed U.S. retail sales rose in May, bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to freeze interest rates. The yield on the benchmark 10-year note increased 9 basis points to 4.16 perc...
06/12/2008
Treasury notes rebounded from the worst two-day decline in at least 20 years after comments by European Central Bank Executive Board member Juergen Stark prompted investors to scale back bets on interest-rate increases by central banks. Treasuries climbed with European government bonds after Star...
06/11/2008
Treasuries fell, led by two-year notes, on speculation Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will reiterate his concern inflation is accelerating, strengthening the likelihood of an interest-rate increase. The gain in two-year note yields caused the spread with the 10-year security to narrow t...
06/09/2008
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