TOKYO, July 3- Japanese government bond prices firmed on Friday, tracking firmer Treasuries after a disappointing U.S. employment report raised doubts about whether U.S. interest rates would rise this year. Volume was thin due to caution ahead of Greece's referendum on Sunday on its bailout conditions, as well as a U.S. market holiday on Friday to observe...» Read More
U.S. Treasury debt prices extended losses Tuesday after a $6 billion auction of reopened 20-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities garnered soft demand, traders said.
U.S. Treasury debt prices eased Monday as another big bank posted better-than-expected quarterly results, soothing worries about the financial sector and sapping any safe-haven bids for government debt.
U.S. Treasurys prices fell Friday as better-than-expected bank sector earnings prompted investors to turn away from lower-risk debt.
U.S. Treasurys prices fell Thursday as news that housing starts jumped in June and jobless claims rose less than expected in the latest week boosted prospects for a Federal Reserve rate hike by year-end.
U.S. Treasurys prices fell Wednesday after U.S. inflation accelerated in June to 5.0 percent year-over-year, well above economists' forecasts.
Treasury debt prices pared some gains Tuesday, losing some of their safe haven allure, as U.S. stocks rebounded, traders said, amid a recovery of financial shares and as the crude oil price slid.
Treasury debt prices rallied Monday as concern about the U.S. banking sector pulled stocks back underwater, reviving the safety bid for Treasurys and arguing against tighter monetary policy.
Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes traded as much as a full point lower in price Friday, extending losses on fears of increased government debt issuance.
Treasury debt prices fell Friday on fears of increased government debt issuance after a report that the U.S. government may be considering a takeover of the country's two biggest mortgage finance companies.
U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped Thursday as small stock market gains allowed the bid for safe-haven government debt to ebb.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose Wednesday as stock market losses, particularly in the financial sector, supported a small safe-haven bid for U.S. government debt.
U.S. Treasurys rallied Monday afternoon, erasing early losses as a stock downturn revived the bid for safe-haven U.S. government debt.
Short-dated U.S. government debt prices edged up Thursday, as weak data reinforced a grim view of the economy and pared expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates any time soon.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Wednesday after data showing a surprisingly steep drop in U.S. private payrolls in June, exacerbating worries about consumer spending in a sputtering economy.
U.S. government debt prices rose Tuesday, as traders favored bonds over stocks on lingering woes in the banking sector and worries about corporate profits due to record oil and a slowing economy.
Bond expert Tony Crescenzi sees a warning light flashing in the commercial paper market.
Longer term U.S. Treasury bond yields have bottomed and will steadily rise because of inflation pressures in the aftermath of the ongoing U.S. economic downturn, the manager of the world's biggest bond fund wrote on Monday.
U.S. Treasury debt prices added slightly to losses Monday after a stronger-than-expected reading on Midwest factory activity soothed worries of further contraction in manufacturing.
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.