Posts Tagged ‘bonds’

US 10-Year Note Pulls Back on Jobs Data; Head and Shoulders in View

by Christopher Lemieuxon July 3, 2014 2:50 pm BST
US treasuries sell-off after data from the Labor Department show that 288,000 jobs were added in June, well above the 215,000 increase forecasted by analysts. The US 10-year treasury note yield increased to two-month highs, as the unemployment rate hits a six-year low of 6.1 percent. Traders dumped safe haven assets and double-downed on risk […]

Low Rate Environment Creating Boring FX Market

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 27, 2014 8:03 pm BST
The largest central banks have conducted experimental monetary policy in the wake of the financial crisis and the slower than expected rebound in economic growth. In part, the ultra-low interest rate environment conducted by central banks to try to stimulate growth, but it is creating a boring forex market. Various forex volatility gauges have hit […]

Treasury Demand Pushes US 5-Y Note Yields to Two-Month Lows; Price Action Breakout

by Christopher Lemieuxon May 20, 2014 7:44 am BST
Demand for US treasuries continue, and the 5-year treasury note broke through the yearlong downtrend created on May 22, 2013. Traders pushed yields to two-month lows as positions for higher yields are quelled ahead of the FOMC minutes this Wednesday. The spread between the 5-year note and 30-year bond widened by five bps, the largest […]

The BoJ Worried About the Bond Market

by Christopher Lemieuxon April 25, 2014 5:46 am BST
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) are growing worried about the bond market and not reflecting the recent inflation, which could cause the risk of sharp increases in yields. The Japanese government bond (JGB) is yielding .615 percent and has not moved much since March 2013. A large portion of this is the massive bond buying […]