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The Treasury auctioned $24 billion in 10-year notes at a high yield of 2.612 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.63.
Laurent Mignon, CEO of Natixis, is confident that the fixed income business will pick up again after revenues from the division fell in the first quarter of 2014.
The Treasury auctioned $29 billion in three-year notes at a high yield of 0.928 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 3.40.
People have rediscovered the value of traditional bonds in their portfolios, says Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock chief investment strategist for fixed income, sharing his outlook on bonds and how to play the fixed income space.
Treasurys pared gains driven by global investors seeking shelter in government bonds and other safe-haven assets from increasing tensions in Ukraine.
Yields jumped to session highs after the US employment report, while that on two-year notes climbed to one-month peaks.
Yields fell in a market that continued to cover short positions ahead of Friday's all-important US nonfarm payrolls report.
Yields fell on Wednesday in choppy trading after data showed the world's largest economy grew much more weakly than expected in the first quarter.
Alan Miller, founding partner and CIO of SCM Private, says he is buying emerging market debt because it has higher yields, shorter duration and is investment grade.
U.S. bonds fell on Tuesday, with investors moving into riskier assets after strong economic data during the previous session.
U.S. bonds fell back slightly on Monday, having already factored in the declining situation in Ukraine.
U.S. bonds rose on Friday, as resurging tensions in Ukraine boosted investors' bids for "safe-haven" assets.
Jon Jonsson, managing director at Neuberger Berman, discusses how action by the European Central Bank could affect bonds.
The Treasury auctioned $29 billion in seven-year notes at a high yield of 2.317 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio was 2.60, vs a recent average of 2.55.
The Treasury Department auctioned $35 billion in five-year notes at a high yield of 1.732 percent, the rate highest since May 2011.
Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, says there will be no "great rotation" out of bonds, but more volatility will enter the market.
The Treasury auctioned $32 billion in two-year notes at a high yield of 0.447 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 3.35.
Don Smith, rates strategist at ICAP, says a "downside shock" to the euro zone's growth outlook could "unsettle" peripheral bond yields.
U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Monday after recent strong economic data and last week's efforts to settle unrest in Ukraine.
U.S. bonds held modest losses on Thursday, as dovish remarks from Janet Yellen and rising demand for stocks softened demand.