JGB yields fall as stock decline boosts safety bid

TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Yields on most Japanese government bonds fell on Monday as a decline in Tokyo shares boosted demand for the safety of holding fixed income.

Investors were also wary due to uncertainties about U.S. fiscal stimulus and the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.

Benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose 0.06 point to 151.96, with a trading volume of 7,693 lots. The 10-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.025%.

The 20-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.405%.

The 30-year JGB yield held steady at 0.630%. The 40-year JGB yield was unchanged at 0.660%.

At the middle of the yield curve, the five-year yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.105%.

At the short end, the two-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.135%. (Reporting by the Tokyo markets team; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)