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Short-dated US government bond prices held steady on Wednesday as investors appeared well prepared for a massive auction of two-year notes, while longer-dated issues fell in the face of a rising stock market.
Long-dated US government bonds rose Tuesday, as a weaker stock market revived some of the allure of safe-haven Treasurys.
Government bond prices cut their steepest losses Monday as stocks fell further, but fading hopes that the Federal Reserve would continue to cut interest rates aggressively still weighed on Treasurys.
Treasury debt prices fell Friday, as bond investors slashed expectations for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts, concluding that food and energy inflation may prevent the Fed from easing much further.
Treasury debt prices rose after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's business conditions index for April fell to its lowest level since February 2001, adding to other recent signals the US economy is deteriorating.
Treasury debt prices slipped Wednesday as a robust stock market rally tempered government debt's safe-haven appeal, reversing bonds' earlier gains on weak housing numbers and relatively modest inflation data.
Treasury debt prices fell Tuesday after a report showing accelerating producer price inflation caused bond investors to pare bets for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
Government debt prices rose, as a surprise loss at a large US bank and data reinforcing the view of weak consumer spending undermined the stock market and supported demand for low-risk bonds.
Treasury debt prices rose sharply, as weak data on consumer confidence and a surprise profit drop at General Electric slammed the stock market and revived demand for low-risk government bonds.
Treasury debt prices fell Thursday, as traders favored stocks over bonds on upbeat earnings outlook that overshadowed data supporting the grim view on the economy.
Treasury debt prices rose Wednesday as recession fears and a bleak corporate profit outlook hurt the stock market and lifted demand for less-risky investments like government bonds.
The Federal Reserve is considering contingency plans to bolster its lending power, in case measures it has taken to rescue the troubled credit markets fail, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Short-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices gained Tuesday on firming expectations for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts in the face of a sagging economy.
Treasury debt prices slid as the stock market staged a comeback after Friday's sell-off, on positive developments in the financial sector that cut into demand for low-risk investments.
The benchmark 10-year government note's price rose 1 point Friday, extending earlier gains, as the stock market came off the session highs it had reached on stronger oil prices and hopes of more aggressive rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.
Treasury debt prices mostly rose Thursday after a surprisingly big jump in weekly jobless claims was taken by investors as another sign the US economy may be in, or on the brink of, recession.
Treasury debt prices mostly fell Wednesday as investors interpreted testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as hinting that the central bank may be thinking of ending its round of interest rate cuts.
Lehman's CFO told CNBC that the investment bank was essentially forced to raise $4 billion because of growing rumors of liquidity problems similiar to Bear Stearns.
Lehman Bros saw strong demand for its share offering, while a big writedown by UBS signaled the worst might be over.
Lehman Brothers Holdings sold $4 billion of convertible preferred securities on Tuesday, in an effort to stave off questions about the fourth-largest investment bank's stability.