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Apr 8, 2019

Bond Yields Report on April 8, 2019 | US Treasury yields tick higher after factory orders data show decline in February

Sam Meredith



Treasury yields ticked higher Monday after the U.S. government said new orders for domestic goods fell in February, suggesting a softening in the manufacturing sector.

U.S. Markets Overview: Treasurys chart

TICKER COMPANY YIELD CHANGE %CHANGE
US 3-MOU.S. 3 Month Treasury2.429-0.0050.00
US 1-YRU.S. 1 Year Treasury2.4290.0030.00
US 2-YRU.S. 2 Year Treasury2.360.0170.00
US 5-YRU.S. 5 Year Treasury2.3270.0150.00
US 10-YRU.S. 10 Year Treasury2.5220.0230.00
US 30-YRU.S. 30 Year Treasury2.9250.0160.00
At around 12:36 p.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was higher at around 2.519%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also higher at 2.927%.
Factory goods orders slipped 0.5% in February, according to a report from the Commerce Department. The decline stemmed from weak orders for machinery, equipment and computers and electronic products. Data for January was revised downward to unchanged instead of the initial 0.1 percent increase as previously reported.
Meanwhile, oil prices rose to their highest level since November 2018 on Monday. The upswing in crude futures comes amid OPEC’s ongoing supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.
Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting are due to be released on Wednesday.
Following the Fed’s most recent meeting in March, the central bank decided to maintain interest rates and hold off on any further increases this year.

Source: CNBC


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