Government bond yields soar as markets weigh threat of a recession

Hoxton/Sam Edwards | Getty Images Bond yields jumped this week after another big rate hike from the Federal Reserve, signaling a warning of market distress. On Friday, the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield climbed to 4.266%, hitting a 15-year high, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hit 3.829%, the highest in 11 years. The surge in … Read more

As Treasury yields rise, here’s how to allocate your portfolio, pros say

The latest threat to equities is no longer macro risk – it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-term, relatively risk-free Treasury bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as the 2-year Treasury yield continues to climb. On Wednesday, it hit 4.1%, the highest level since 2007. On Thursday, … Read more

Treasury yields fall ahead of Federal Reserve interest rate decision

Treasury yields stumbled on Wednesday after hitting recent highs as traders await the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rate hikes. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury last stood at 3.536%, down 3 basis points. Meanwhile, the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury fell about 2 basis points and last settled at 3.948%. Both Treasuries had hit highs … Read more

Want a risk-free 4% return? How investors can buy a simple Treasury

The surge in short-term Treasury yields may prompt some investors to consider adding the Notes to their portfolio. The 2-year Treasury yield rose above 3.9% on Friday, the highest level since 2007. Bond yields move inversely to their prices. The 2-year note sits at the point on the Treasury yield curve that is most sensitive … Read more

Investors look ahead to Jackson Hole

US Treasury yields fell on Monday as investors anticipated the Jackson Hole economic symposium. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell about 4 basis points to 2.9482% at 3:25 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury fell 3 basis points to 3.1937%. Yields move inversely to prices and one basis point is … Read more

Treasury yields move higher following jobless claims report

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday as investors digested the previous day’s data release, which showed jobless claims fell slightly, below expectations. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury rose 4 basis points to 2.926% at 8:30 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury rose about 3 basis points to 3, 1728%. Yields … Read more

Treasury yields rise as curve remains inverted; investors watch Fed

Treasury yields rise as curve remains inverted; investors watch Fed

US Treasury yields were slightly higher on Monday, but a key yield curve remained inverted as investors assessed the Federal Reserve’s likely policy shift next week. At around 6:04 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury rose to 2.963% while the yield on the 30-year Treasury rose to 3.117%. Yields move inversely to … Read more