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Inflation Concerns Send Yields Higher

A rally in commodity prices stoked fears of inflation this week, sending the yield on the 10-year Treasury within 2 bps of its highest levels...

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Change in Tone Sends Stocks and Yields Higher

The prospect of a defusal in the budding trade war between the U.S. and China helped stabilize markets and send yields higher this week...

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Volatile Trade Talks Rattle Markets

Yields rose a bit this week in volatile trading, as the trade sanctions situation with China evolved throughout the week...

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Yields Decline Despite Lowest Unemployment Claims in 44 Years

Yields fell once again this holiday-shortened week as investors continued to flee the volatility in equity markets...

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Fed Raises Rates While Equities Tumble

Yields fell slightly this week as investors fleeing the volatility in equity markets bought bonds...

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Yield Curve Flattens as Fed Move Expected

The yield curve continued to flatten this week, with the short end of the curve rising slightly while longer-dated bond yields falling by up to five bps...

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Strong Payrolls Report Points to Economy's Strength

A strong payrolls report helped yields end the week higher, as February's job gains exceeded even the highest economist estimate...

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Yields Advance As Inflation Readings Rise

Bond yields stabilized this week heading into the Presidents Day weekend, as the market recovered from the prior week's volatilty...

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Yields Jump Following Strong Payrolls Report

Strong January payroll data helped push yields markedly higher this week, as an increase in hourly earnings may finally indicate the arrival of widely expected wage inflation...

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Short Rates Rise Despite GDP Miss

Short-term yields resumed their upward march this week following Congress' (temporary) resolution of the government shutdown...

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