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Treasuries rose on speculation slowing economic growth will curb inflation in the world's largest economy, weakening the case for an increase in interest rates. The U.S. economy will continue to stagnate, according to a leading indicators report from the Conference Board today, economists surveye...
05/19/2008
Treasuries fell after U.S. housing starts climbed and global stocks rose, reducing demand for the safety of government debt. Ten-year notes were headed for a weekly decline as crude oil set a record high above $127 a barrel. The price of the 2 1/8 percent security due April 2010 fell 5/32 to 99 9...
05/16/2008
Treasuries gained after a Federal Reserve report showed New York manufacturing unexpectedly contracted this month. The price of the 3 7/8 percent security due in May 2018 rose about 1/8, or $1.25 per $1,000 face amount, to 99 25/32. The New York Fed's general economic index was minus 3.2 in May, ...
05/15/2008
Treasuries declined, sending 10-year yields to the highest level in four months, before a government report that economists estimate will show consumer prices rose. Tenyear U.S. notes fell a third day as Federal Reserve officials said policy is being challenged by unacceptably high inflation, sug...
05/14/2008
U.S. Treasuries fell, reversing an earlier gain, as a bigger-than-forecast increase in a measure of retail sales fueled speculation the economy will gain momentum. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield rose 1 basis point to 3.81 percent as of 8:32 a.m. in New York, according to BGCantor Market Dat...
05/13/2008
Treasuries fell as stocks rallied after HSBC Holdings Plc's first-quarter results added to evidence the worst of the credit-market losses may have passed, reducing the appeal of holding the safest assets. HSBC set aside provisions for bad U.S. loans that were smaller than some of the largest esti...
05/12/2008
Treasuries rose, with two-year notes headed for the biggest weekly gain since February, as stocks fell and a record loss by American International Group Inc. reignited concern about the seizure in credit markets. Futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade show the Fed will probably keep its ...
05/09/2008
Treasuries fell as initial jobless claims declined and before the government sells $6billion of 30- year securities today as part of its quarterly refunding program. Thebenchmark 10-year note sold yesterday yielded 3.86 percent as of 8:36 a.m. in NewYork, according to BGCantor Market Data. The pr...
05/08/2008
U.S. Treasuries were little changed after Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank PresidentThomas Hoenig said inflation may force the central bank to raise interest rates, andbefore a government sale of $15 billion of debt. Yields on 10-year notes were near thehighest since February as the Treasury plan...
05/07/2008
U.S. Treasuries rose after Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. mortgage-finance company,reported a wider-than- estimated quarterly loss and said its credit-market losses will begreater next year. Two-year notes rose for a second straight day as the company'sresults underscored concern that the crisis in...
05/06/2008
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