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U.S. Treasurys fell Wednesday in choppy, post-Christmas trading with benchmark yields at their highest levels since mid-November, prompted by a recovery in stocks and a poor two-year note auction.
Treasurys slid in a shortened, pre-holiday session, as easier credit conditions and news that Merrill Lynch had raised billions of dollars in a private placement pushed stocks up, drawing investors away from safe-haven U.S. government debt.
U.S. Treasuries rose on Wednesday after Standard & Poor's offered a grim assessment of bond insurers, reviving the credit concerns that have kept government bonds well bid for several months.
The difference between short- and long-term U.S. Treasury yields narrowed Tuesday as central bank efforts to alleviate liquidity shortages removed some of the impetus to buy safe-haven short-term debt.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday as weak economic data and slumping stock markets boosted demand for safe-haven government bonds.
Investors in US fixed income markets face a laundry list of uncertainties in 2008, which are likely to keep them on the defensive, analysts say. The best course of action may be to diversify.
U.S. Treasurys surged Tuesday, fueled largely by a sell off in stocks after the Federal Reserve cut benchmark lending rates by a quarter percentage point, disappointing equity investors who had hoped for a larger move.
U.S. Treasury debt prices eased Monday after a surprise increase in pending home sales and news that a troubled bond insurer raised new capital removed some of the recent flight-to-safety bid.
U.S. government debt prices fell Friday after government data showed resilience in the U.S. jobs market, scaling back expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve next week.
U.S. Treasury debt prices tumbled on Thursday as stocks rose on optimism surrounding a mortgage rescue plan and investors worried jobs data might deter more aggressive interest rate-cutting by the Federal Reserve.
U.S. Treasury debt erased losses Wednesday, after rating agency Moody's said risks were rising that bond insurer MBIA and others in the industry would run into financial trouble.
Treasurys retreated as investors decided the market had gone too far too fast even given the growing prospect of further interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.
CNBC Squawk-Box co-anchor Becky Quick scored a scoop early this morning with her 'First on CNBC' report that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $2.1 billion dollars to Goldman Sachs for some high-yielding TXU bonds. But don't think the purchase means Buffett likes junk bonds in general.
U.S. Treasurys advanced Monday as safe-haven buying intensified on worries about subprime mortgage losses and write-downs, but gains were capped after data showed the factory sector was still expanding.
U.S. Treasurys tumbled Friday as investors poured money into stocks after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bolstered rate cut hopes.
U.S. Treasurys bounced back Thursday from two days of losses as heightened strains in the banking sector and signs of a deteriorating labor market sent investors scurrying into safe-haven government bonds.
U.S. Treasurys fell Wednesday as a big stock market rally drew money out of its recent safe-haven in government bonds.
Treasuries plunged, giving back gains after the biggest rally in three years, after Citigroup landed a cash injection that soothed some fears over the health of the financial sector.
U.S. Treasuries surged Monday, with benchmark yields reaching their lowest in more than two years as more credit market strains made investors abandon equities for the relative safety of bonds.
U.S. Treasury prices slipped Friday as a rebounding stock market diminished investors' appetite for safe-haven U.S. government debt.