Treasury yields rise slightly to begin June trading

Treasury yields climbed on Monday to start June trading as investors continued to assess the risks regarding the economy reopening as well as the U.S.-China tensions.


The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose 2 basis points to 0.674% and the yield on the 30-year bond climbed to 1.454%. Yields move inversely to prices.

With a new month beginning on Wall Street, investors are broadly monitoring the reopening of the economy following months of coronavirus-induced lockdown measures. However, many businesses are now also navigating nationwide protests against police brutality triggered by the killing of a black man, George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Market focus is also attuned to rising tensions between the U.S. and China. President Donald Trump on Friday announced that Hong Kong's special status with the U.S. would be revoked following China's passage of a national security bill increasing Beijing's power over the city.

Yields remained lower after data on Monday showed On the data front, the IHS Markit manufacturing PMI rose to 43.1 in May  from 41.5 last month. Economists polled by Dow Jones were expecting a reading of 43.8 for May.

Auctions will be held Monday for $63 billion of 13-week Treasury bills and $54 billion of 26-week bills.