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.
CNBC's David Faber speaks with Morgan Stanley chairman and CEO James Gorman about the bank's quarterly earnings and institutional business. Gorman also explains how Morgan Stanley has reshaped its fixed income business.
Lyn Graham-Taylor, fixed income strategist at Rabobank, says the bond market is strengthening thanks to a combination of bonds being seen as a safe haven trade and expectations of European Central Bank quantitative easing.
U.S. bonds fell back on Wednesday, as the previous session's stock market rally caused investors' bid for "safe-haven" assets to wane.
Concerns over escalating conflict added to bond purchases, after a gauge of manufacturing in NY earlier grew at a slower rate than the previous month.
Underwhelming Chinese loan data prompted a sharp selloff in the country's stock markets Tuesday, but some analysts say the data is good news.
Evan Moskovit, lead portfolio manager of the Global Investment Grade Credit Fund at ING IM, says with cash sitting on the sidelines, investors are looking towards fixed income for some return.
U.S. Treasury prices held steady on Monday, as nervous investors continued to pull out of international stock markets.
The week's earlier gains were tied to safe-haven bids and bets the Fed would stick to a near zero rate policy at least into the second half of 2015.
Peter Duffy, Penn Capital senior portfolio manager, discusses demand for fixed income, and whether he would buy Greek debt.
Yianos Kontopoulos, group CIO of Eurobank Ergasias, says the Greek economy is improving after the country made a strong return to the bond market.