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Nov 21, 2014

Long bond yields fall after comments from ECB’s Draghi

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury long bond yields
fell on Friday in thin trading, in line with declines in the
eurozone after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said
the central bank was prepared to do more to stimulate the
sluggish eurozone economy.

U.S. government bonds took a cue from European markets,
where Draghi’s comments lifted eurozone debt and pushed yields
on three of the region’s countries – Ireland, Italy and Austria
- to record lows.

Nov 21, 2014

Prices inch higher after comments by ECB’s Draghi

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury long bond prices
edged higher on Friday in line with gains in euro zone debt
after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the
central bank is prepared to do more to stimulate a sluggish euro
zone economy.

U.S. government debt took a cue from European markets, where
Draghi’s comments lifted euro zone debt and pushed yields on
three of the region’s countries – Ireland, Italy, and Austria -
to record lows.

Nov 20, 2014

Prices edge up on weak global data; Alibaba deal caps gains

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices
inched higher on Thursday as investors sought the safety of
government bonds amid concerns about global growth following
weak manufacturing data from China and Europe.

Data showed underlying U.S. inflation pressures increased
last month, initial weekly jobless claims dipped and existing
home sales strengthened, initially helping yields edge higher.
But data out of Europe and China outweighed the impact of the
sturdy U.S. data.

Nov 20, 2014

Prices advance after weak China, euro zone data

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices rose
on Thursday, as investors sought the safety of government bonds
amid concerns about global growth following weak manufacturing
data from China and Europe.

Global stocks fell as a result, with risk appetite
diminishing and pushing yields in safe-haven German bunds and
U.S. Treasuries to the day’s lows.

Nov 19, 2014

Yields climb as minutes show Fed still on track for rate rise

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt yields rose
on Wednesday as minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting gave
no fresh insight to change the market’s view that U.S. interest
rates are headed higher next year.

Bond yields, which move inversely to prices, initially
trimmed gains as the headlines from the Fed minutes showed a
slightly dovish bent, according George Goncalves, head of U.S.
rates strategy at Nomura Securities in New York.

Nov 19, 2014

Yields rise as markets brace for Fed minutes

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt yields rose
on Wednesday ahead of the release of minutes from the latest
Federal Reserve meeting, which investors believed would show a
central bank optimistic about the U.S. economy and ready to
raise interest rates next year.

Treasuries were also pressured by the expected new issuance
of Alibaba Group Holding’s $8 billion corporate bond deal,
traders said. Asset managers are selling Treasuries to make way
for the Alibaba deal.

Nov 18, 2014

Yields slip after benign U.S. producer prices

NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt yields fell
on Tuesday after a core inflation measure showed just a tepid
rise in prices last month, which suggested the Federal Reserve
could take its time raising interest rates.

Yields, which move inversely to prices, were much lower
following the release of the U.S. producer prices data but edged
up from their troughs, indicating a market lacking any strong
conviction trade.

Nov 18, 2014

Prices inch higher after tame core U.S. producer prices

NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices edged
higher in choppy trading on Tuesday after a core inflation
measure showed just a tepid rise in prices last month, which
suggested the Federal Reserve could take its time raising
interest rates.

Yields, which move inversely to prices, were much lower
following the release of the stronger-than-expected U.S.
producer prices data but edged up from their troughs, indicating
a market lacking any strong conviction trade.

Nov 17, 2014

Prices weaken on Draghi comments; ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices slid
on Monday as investors took profits on gains fueled by weak
Japanese economic data, ahead of the release this week of the
minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.

Market participants expect the Fed minutes to show optimism
about the U.S. economy that should keep the U.S. central bank on
track to raise interest rates sometime next year.

Nov 17, 2014

Prices slide in choppy trading; Japan data briefly lifts

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices fell
on Monday in choppy trading as investors took profits on gains
fueled by weak Japanese economic data, ahead of the release this
week of the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.

Market participants expect the Fed minutes to show optimism
about the U.S. economy that should keep the U.S. central bank on
track to raise interest rates sometime next year.