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Treasury debt prices rose after a Federal Reserve official's comments sparked renewed concern about the US economy and as investors plowed more cash back into the market from the quarterly refunding.
Treasury debt prices rose as traders reinvested cash from a record amount of maturing federal government bonds into Treasurys amid persistent worries about the economy.
Treasury debt prices hit session highs as stocks extended losses after oil prices jumped to record peaks above $123 per barrel.
The price of 10-year Treasury notes dipped Tuesday, erasing earlier gains, as reassuring comments from Fannie Mae sent the stock market higher and dimmed bonds' safe-haven appeal.
Treasury debt prices shed losses to trade narrowly mixed Monday as stocks extended their losses to trade at session lows.
Treasury debt prices fell on news of an unexpectedly small decline in nonfarm payrolls last month, which mitigated views that the economy was on course for a deep recession.
Treasury debt prices eased Thursday as soaring stocks squashed the safe-haven bid for government debt and investors raised their expectations the Federal Reserve will pause in its interest-rate cutting campaign.
The Bush administration, moving to cope with soaring budget deficits, says it is bringing back the one-year Treasury bill that it stopped issuing seven years ago when the budget was in surplus.
Treasury debt prices recouped losses to trade unchanged after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 25 basis points, as was widely expected, and signaled financial markets remain stressed.
Treasury debt prices rose as data showing slumping home prices and dismal consumer confidence reinforced the idea that the economy is still struggling and supported a safety bid for bonds.
Treasury debt prices rose Monday despite a little strength in stock futures in a slow start to what is expected to be a busy, and perhaps trend-setting week, for government debt.
US government bond prices eased Friday but pulled off their lows as dour consumer sentiment and a withering stock market put a floor under safe-haven Treasurys.
US government bond prices fell Thursday, pushing yields on short-dated paper to their highest in three months, after data showing signs of resilience in the economy fueled doubts over future Fed rate cuts.
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.