SAN FRANCISCO The dollar turned up and Treasury prices resumed a small decline on Tuesday after a report showed U.S. housing starts unexpectedly rose to a 894,000 pace last month. The dollar index , which measures the greenback’s performance against a basket of six major currencies, turned up slightly to 80.886, reclaiming a gain before the data and versus 80.854 in late North American trade Monday. The euro traded at $ 1.2813 compared with $ 1.2816 Monday. Yields on 10-year notes , which move inversely to prices, rose 1 basis point to 1.63%. Traders will tune into a speech by [...]
Lael Brainard, Treasury under secretary for international affairs, is in China for two days of talks with senior Chinese economic officials, the department announced Wednesday. Brainard will discuss “ways to expand opportunities for U.S. workers and businesses through a more level playing field.” The talks will also include U.S. and global economic developments and China’s efforts to strengthen consumer spending, the statement said. China trade has emerged as a key issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, especially in the key battleground state of Ohio.
SAN FRANCISCO The dollar turned down and Treasury prices held onto gains on Wednesday after a report showed U.S. sales of existing homes rose in July, taking stocks off their opening lows. The dollar index , which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, turned down to 81.898, from 82.069 before the data and 81.939 late Tuesday. The euro turned up to $ 1.2474, from $ 1.2463 on Tuesday. Yields on 10-year notes , which move inversely to prices, stayed down 5 basis points to 1.76%.
Treasurys gain as Japan, Greece raise worries SAN FRANCISCO — Treasury prices rose on Wednesday, pushing yields down, as Greek officials reportedly plan to ask for more time to implement budget cuts in exchange for its previous bailout, and Japan’s weak trade figures raised worries about global growth. Yields on 10-year notes , which move inversely to prices, fell 4 basis points to 1.77%. As for scheduled U.S. economic events, the Federal Reserve will release minutes from its last meeting, due at 2 p.m. Eastern time, though analysts noted that meeting took place before the latest improvement in data and when yields were close to all-time lows.
Treasury costs had been tiny remade Wednesday even whilst share marketplaces in america as well as additionally European countries pink. Powerful growth inside of China formed online stores as well as additionally in effect product sales of presidency monetary debt inside of European countries churned to raise share marketplaces larger Wednesday. However a marketplace for all of us sovereign supervision provides frequency budged. Relationship investors have been customarily wavering to marketplace Treasurys, regarded as between a planet’s most appropriate locations to be means to distraction area money, per be concerned about that Europe’s monetary debt issues competence fast turn worse. The price of a sold 10-year Treasury take note pinkish [...]
Investors snapped up Treasurys and ditched European debt Friday after Standard & Poor’s downgraded France’s credit rating and appeared ready to hit other European nations. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note plunged to its lowest level this year as demand intensified for safer …