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Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield posts largest weekly decline in more than 4 months

U.S. Treasurys on Friday stabilized, capping an overall decline in long-dated yields, which saw rates on government paper test fresh lows on the back of weakening inflation expectations, President Donald Trump’s waning pro-growth agenda, rising geopolitical risks from North Korea—and a steady stream of flows from yield-hungry foreign investors.

The moves put the 10-year Treasury yield on the verge of slipping below 2%, a psychological and technical level that could trigger a further decline as uncertainty about the economic impact of Hurricane Irma and other storms in the Atlantic weigh on appetite for assets perceived as risky, fostering buying in Treasurys.

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