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Dec 28, 2018

Bond Yields at Close Report: US Treasurys recover earlier losses as stock-market volatility persists

Matt Clinch

U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday, recovering earlier losses, as this week’s roller-coaster ride in the equity market continued.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at 2.25 percent as of 3:25 p.m. ET, while the yield on the 2-year note slipped to 2.526 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

U.S. Markets Overview: Treasurys chart

US 3-MOU.S. 3 Month Treasury2.389-0.0210.00
US 1-YRU.S. 1 Year Treasury2.5910.0130.00
US 2-YRU.S. 2 Year Treasury2.518-0.030.00
US 5-YRU.S. 5 Year Treasury2.555-0.0360.00
US 10-YRU.S. 10 Year Treasury2.715-0.0280.00
US 30-YRU.S. 30 Year Treasury3.025-0.0040.00
Fixed-income assets are perceived as a safe haven compared to equities, and the two have been moving with an inverse correlation this week. Low trading volumes have meant high volatility with both markets surging both higher and lower.
Stocks rose in volatile trading after alternating between gains and losses for most of the session. This comes after a wild session where the Dow erased a 600-point drop to close positive.
Investors have fretted over fears of a monetary policy mistake by the Federal Reserve, an ongoing government shutdown in Washington and potential signals the global economy may be slowing down.
Wall Street is also watching developments on the trade front as China and the U.S. try to strike a deal on trade — and the clock ticks down on the two nations’ tariff cease-fire.
—CNBC’s Fred Imbert and Eustance Huang contributed to this article.

Source: CNBC

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