An early Monday morning commodity price rebound was insufficient to keep government bond prices downtrodden despite rising risk appetite in most parts. Dealers in the United States treasury market also tried pushing bond prices lower ahead of an auction of further supply but even that wasn't enough to keep worrywarts satisfied.
By Andrew Wilkinson | May 09, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
Dealers sold treasury notes following the largest payroll gain by U.S. employers since May, and the biggest private-sector gain since February 2006. Yields rose, but hardly enough to justify the headline number.
By Andrew Wilkinson | May 06, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
A setback for the recently improving U.S. jobs market and a far more cautious approach to European monetary policy setting set government bond trading alight on Thursday helping propel yields lower. Various Federal Reserve members have stepped up a message warning investors that the economic recovery remains modest.
By Andrew Wilkinson | May 05, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
Despite a couple of days of losses for key global commodity markets, bond traders seemed to be in no hurry to get into the groove midweek to pick-up the running. Yields were marginally higher ahead of a key reading of the pulse of the U.S.
By Andrew Wilkinson | May 04, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
Core European government bonds bucked an otherwise broader decline in yields around the globe inspired by rising tensions after bin Laden's death. Equity prices declined alongside those of leading commodities, partially inspired by weakness in Chinese and U.S. manufacturing trends.
By Andrew Wilkinson | May 03, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
Bonds rose sending yields towards the lowest in a month after the Federal Reserve hosted its first post-meeting press conference. Some remain concerned that investors will, after the Fed concludes its second wave of purchases totaling $600 billion of bonds in the open market, demand higher yields.
By Andrew Wilkinson | Apr 28, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
Credit markets glanced across the street at still-boiling equity markets and figured that vigorous recovery might not bode well for monetary policy around the world. Tensions rose within the Eurozone with a surge in peripheral government bond yields strong enough to suggest that governments will nee...
By Andrew Wilkinson | Apr 27, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
A burst of spring-induced activity in the American construction market weighed only temporarily on prices of U.S. government debt. Yields remained depressed despite a blunt warning earlier in the week from Standard & Poor's that the government risks its AAA-mantle.
By Andrew Wilkinson | Apr 19, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
Yields continue to rise in response to an improvement in the response to the Japanese earthquake. However, as investors dust themselves down and observe the wreckage there seems to be a blossoming challenge to global growth that's keeping a lid on the euphoric rebound in optimism. Losses for bond investors are slowly diminishing on the day as core problems return to focus in the Eurozone.
By Andrew Wilkinson | Mar 22, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
The allure of bonds remained intact despite a significant rebound from panic-stricken selling in Tokyo stocks and is likely to remain intact until radiation-watch ceases to be the norm. Bonds have also found favor as signs of a downturn in growth keep cropping up.
By Andrew Wilkinson | Mar 16, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
Bonds are feeling the benefit of safe haven buying as commodity prices and equities sink. Appeals for calm from Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan were accompanied by further measures to add liquidity to domestic money markets aimed at soothing investors' nerves.
By Andrew Wilkinson | Mar 15, 2011 | Interactive Brokers
After remaining in a tight range between December and January US Treasury yields have broken out to the upside and are currently trading at 3.68%, as you can see in the chart below. Friday's shock improvement to the US unemployment rate was the catalyst for the break out in yields.
By Kathleen Brooks | Feb 07, 2011 | Forex.com