TOKYO, Nov 27- The dollar edged down against the yen on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite for the greenback. The dollar was down 0.2 percent at 117.555 yen, continuing its slow retreat from a seven-year high of 118.98 struck a week ago. Thanksgiving, "said Junichi Ishikawa, a market analyst at IG...» Read More
Treasury debt prices rose to session highs Friday on an accelerating safe-haven bid out of stocks, after the Dow Jones industrial average extended its slide to trade down 20 percent from October's record close.
U.S. Treasury debt prices extended earlier gains Thursday after a $20 billion five-year note auction attracted investors who showed more appetite for this maturity than a month ago.
The price of two-year U.S. Treasury notes turned flat Wednesday, erasing initial losses after the Federal Reserve, as expected, left interest rates unchanged but warned of elevated risks of inflation.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Tuesday after data showing slumping home prices and consumer confidence made it unlikely the Federal Reserve would dismiss growth concerns at its two-day policy meeting.
U.S. government debt prices were mostly weaker in light trading Monday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the Federal Reserve's policy meeting and Treasury Department note sales later this week.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rallied Friday as higher oil prices, weaker stocks and worries about the health of the financial sector drove a bid for safe-haven government debt.
U.S. Treasurys rose Wednesday as widening stock market losses enhanced the bid for safe-haven government debt and made a Federal Reserve rate hike this summer look less likely.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rallied Tuesday as press reports discussing the outlook for Federal Reserve policy encouraged markets to tone down their expectations for near-term interest-rate hikes.
Most U.S. Treasurys prices slipped into the minus column Monday as stocks cut their losses and the S&P 500 index turned higher, led by a sharp rebound in Lehman Brothers shares.
U.S. Treasury prices rose Friday after a contained reading of core consumer prices alleviated some bond market fears that global inflation pressures could soon force the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates.
Treasury debt prices slightly extended losses Thursday, with the benchmark yield reaching its highest since late December, after below-average demand in an auction of reopened 10-year Treasury notes.
U.S. Treasurys rallied Wednesday as stock losses, higher crude oil prices and rumored investment banking losses spurred a bid for safe-haven government debt after a two-day retreat.
U.S. government bond prices fell Tuesday, pushing two-year yields to their highest since January, as inflation fears increased expectations the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates this year to control price growth.
Treasury debt prices fell Monday as lower oil prices helped boost stocks and undermined any safe-haven bidding for government debt.
Treasurys rallied Friday after the U.S. jobless rate jumped to its highest in more than 3-1/2 years, soothing fears of an imminent interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
Treasury debt prices fell after a surprise drop in weekly jobless claims soothed recession fears and increased expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year.
Treasury debt prices turned firmly higher Tuesday afternoon after relatively decent demand in an auction of 1-year bills, and with some safe-haven buying as stocks extended losses.
Treasury debt prices rallied to session highs Monday after Standard & Poor's warned that outlooks on large US banks are now predominantly negative, spurring a fresh round of safety bids for bonds.
Treasury debt prices rose Friday after a key inflation reading that was in line with expectations provided investors some relief that price pressures may not be careening out of control.
Treasury debt prices fell Thursday for a third straight session as worries over inflation and a spate of new debt supply continued to weigh on bonds.