Bonds

Treasury yields move higher ahead of Fed speeches

Key Points
  • The latest opinion polls suggest that Joe Biden is still the most likely winner in the upcoming presidential vote, but his lead is tightening. 
  • There are no Treasury auctions scheduled.

U.S. government debt prices fell on Friday morning as investors monitored rising cases of coronavirus and polls ahead of the U.S. election. 

At around 2:20 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose above 1% to trade at 0.6904%. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond increased by about 78 basis points to trade at 1.4375%. Yields move inversely to prices.

The latest opinion polls suggest that Joe Biden is still the most likely winner in the upcoming presidential vote, but his lead is tightening. 

Traders are likely to follow speeches by the St. Louis Fed President James Bullard at 10 a.m. ET, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic at 12 p.m. ET, and Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari at 2 p.m. ET.

Treasurys

On the data front, there will be current account balance numbers at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by consumer sentiment figures at 10 a.m. ET.

There are no Treasury auctions scheduled.