Bonds mixed as investors eye data ahead of holidays

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U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Friday as investors eyed the release of data.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was lower at around 2.543 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at 3.116 percent.


The two-year note yield, however, rose slightly to 1.206 percent. Yields move inversely to prices.

On the data front, the Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales increased 5.2 percent reaching a four-month high, while consumer sentiment index hit the highest level in more than 12 years.