Treasury yields rise after Trump suspends tariffs on Mexico


U.S. government debt yields rose Monday after President Donald Trump said U.S. tariffs on goods from Mexico would be suspended.

At around 4:04 p.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was higher at around 2.143%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also higher at around 2.621%.


U.S. President Donald Trump announced Sunday that proposed tariffs on Mexican imports would be suspended indefinitely. Trump said in a Twitter post Sunday that he has "full confidence" that Mexico will crack down on migration from Central America, after the two neighbors reached a consensus. The New York Times reported Saturday that the deal to avert tariffs largely comprised actions Mexico had already agreed to take.

Meanwhile, investors will be watching trade developments between the U.S. and China ahead of a key meeting between the leaders of the two countries. Speaking to CNBC on Sunday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said President Trump will decide about further Chinese tariffs after he meets his Chinese counterpart later this month.

Outside of trade war, investors continue to remain worried about weak data from the U.S. Data on Friday showed, the U.S. economy added 75,000 jobs in May, marking the second time in four months that jobs growth totaled less than 100,000. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected an increase of 180,000 jobs. Wage growth also slowed.

Meanwhile, on the data front, there will be a job openings report and consumer inflation expectations published on Monday.