The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.020 percent, down from 0.025 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.075 percent, the same as last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.49, while a six-month bill sold for $9,996.21.» Read More
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.
Better credit conditions and worries about inflation are pushing yields up, explains bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Wednesday after a key barometer of business investment posted a surprisingly sharp gain last month, dimming fears the U.S. is in a dire recession.
Treasury debt prices recouped some of the previous session's steep losses Friday as falling stocks reignited safe-haven buying of government debt ahead of a long holiday weekend.
Treasury debt prices fell Thursday as escalating inflation concerns driven by surging energy prices took a toll on sentiment, with data showing some signs of job market resilience adding to the selloff.
Americans are fooling themselves if they think U.S. inflation is under control, the manager of the world's largest bond fund said
Treasurys slipped Wednesday as profit-taking on the previous day's gains made early weakness -- driven by a rise in German business sentiment -- more pronounced before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent monetary policy meeting.
Treasury debt prices rose Tuesday as record high oil prices heightened prospects for a slower economy and falling equities pushed funds into safe-haven government bonds.
Treasury debt prices erased early gains Monday and fell into the minus column as investors moved into stocks after an economic forecasting gauge suggested that even though the U.S. economy was weak, it has so far averted recession.
Saving the nation’s financial system from reckless banks and brokerage firms is an enormous job, heaven knows. But somebody’s got to do it, so the Federal Reserve Board, with its taxpayer-funded balance sheet, stepped in.
Treasury debt prices rose Friday after a surprisingly weak sentiment reading reawakened fears that consumer spending could slide.
Treasury debt prices climbed Thursday after signs of softness in manufacturing and the labor market hinted the economy continued to weaken.
Treasury debt prices shed earlier gains Wednesday as sharply rising stocks curbed the safe harbor bid for government securities.
The 30-year Treasury bond's price fell more than a full point Tuesday in the aftermath of a stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales report and data showing persistent import price inflation.
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.