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Sep 23, 2014

Euro gets lift from German prospects; dollar dips

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The battered euro rose on Tuesday, pulling away from a 14-month trough against the dollar, as the greenback eased against other major currencies on profit-taking after a 10-week streak of gains.

Bruised by worries about economic growth and loosening European Central Bank monetary policies, the euro on Tuesday got some relief from a business survey showing Germany’s economy probably expanded in the third quarter.

Sep 22, 2014

Dollar jumps vs Aussie but flat against major currencies

NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The dollar rose smartly on
Monday against the Australian dollar and emerging market
currencies hurt by weaker commodity prices, but was little
changed against other major currencies after 10 weeks of gains
by the dollar index.

The dollar index, a basket of six leading currencies
traded against the dollar, wobbled around unchanged. It was last
up 0.01 percent after briefly touching a high last seen during
July 2010.

Sep 22, 2014

Dollar softens after record run-up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar softened on Monday as other major currencies recovered some ground after 10-weeks of gains by the dollar index, its longest winning streak since the greenback’s free float in 1973.

An exception was the Australian dollar, stung by concerns over global growth and suggestions at a meeting of G20 officials that China might hold off from further stimulus for the economy.

Sep 19, 2014

Long-dated Treasuries rise in bargain hunting from recent dip

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices rose
on Friday as traders took advantage of a recent rise in yields
to do some bargain hunting following a week dominated by Federal
Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have
broken up Britain.

Prices of 30-year Treasuries were ahead 1-5/32
to yield 3.295 percent in late trading, as compared to 3.359
percent on Thursday and 3.173 percent on Sept. 2. Treasuries
have generally been selling off since the beginning of September
in worries the Fed might start winding down ultra-loose monetary
policy sooner than had originally been expected.

Sep 19, 2014

Yield chasing lifts prices of longer maturities

NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury prices rose on
Friday as long maturities with relatively fat yields put up the
best gains at the end of a trading week dominated by Federal
Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have
broken up Britain.

Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were
last at 2.61 percent after touching a three-month high of 2.65
percent amid worries a Scottish referendum on Thursday could
have okayed separation from the 307-year-old union.

Sep 18, 2014

Prices ease as Fed forecasts lift short-maturity yields

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices
turned down on Thursday, with investors driving some
shorter-maturity yields to highs not seen since 2011 a day after
the Federal Reserve raised forecasts for some interest rates.

Yields on two-year notes touched a high of 0.597
percent before settling back to 0.5686 percent on a 1/32 price
decline. That level was last seen in May 2011.

Sep 18, 2014

Prices slip as Fed forecasts boost short-maturity yields

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices
turned down on Thursday, with investors driving some
shorter-maturity yields to highs not seen since 2011 after the
Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised forecasts for some interest
rates.

Yields on two-year notes touched a high of 0.597
percent before settling back to 0.585 percent on a 2/32 price
decline. That level was last seen in May 2011.

Sep 17, 2014

Prices drop as Fed rate forecasts worry traders

NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices fell
on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept in place near-zero
interest rates and other ultra-loose U.S. monetary policies
meant to boost economic growth.

After surrendering early gains spurred by unexpectedly tame
U.S. inflation data, Treasury prices turned negative as Fed
policymakers issued economic assessments and a policy statement
after a two-day meeting in Washington.

Sep 17, 2014

Prices rise as inflation data soothe Fed fears

NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices were
boosted Wednesday by tame U.S. inflation data that soothed
worries Federal Reserve policymakers meeting in Washington were
likely to soon tilt toward tightening American monetary policy.

Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes
dipped to a session low of 2.558 percent shortly after
government economists reported U.S. consumer prices fell for the
first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August.

Sep 16, 2014

U.S. prices inch up before Fed policy comments

NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury debt prices
inched up on Tuesday as investors in global markets throttled
down fears that Federal Reserve policymakers meeting in
Washington will soon undo America’s ultra loose monetary policy.

After surrendering bigger price gains, driven in part by an
independence referendum on Thursday in Scotland, yields on
benchmark 10-year Treasury notes late on Tuesday
were little changed at 2.582 percent. Prices were up 1/32.