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UPDATE 1-Net short bets against 30-year Treasury bond hit record high -CFTC

09 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 9 Speculators' net bearish bets on 30-year Treasury bond futures grew to a record high in the latest week, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed on Friday, reflecting expectations of higher yields on longer-dated U.S. government bonds.

Speculators cut short dollar bets to lowest since July -CFTC, Reuters

09 Oct 2020

NEW YORK Speculators reduced their net short dollar positions in the latest week to the lowest level since late July, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

TREASURIES-Yields tick up after Trump about-face on stimulus

09 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 9 Yields on Treasury bonds rose modestly on Friday afternoon as market appetite for risk improved after U.S. President Donald Trump, in a reversal from earlier this week, said he would like to see a bigger coronavirus stimulus package than either Democrats or Republicans are offering.

TREASURIES-Yields dip modestly going into long weekend as stocks rally

09 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 9 Yields on longer-dated Treasury bonds dipped slightly on Friday morning as traders took profits on positions, driving prices higher on safe-haven assets even as the U.S. stock market experienced a modest risk-on rally.

'Treasuries on steroids': U.S. banks' mortgage bond trading bonanza

09 Oct 2020

NEW YORK/LONDON Wall Street banks are on track for a record year of revenue from trading U.S. government-backed mortgage debt, industry sources told Reuters, amid a surge in demand - from the Federal Reserve in its battle against the pandemic, and from investors hunting yield.   

PIMCO sees low-return environment likely for next 3-5 years

07 Oct 2020

NEW YORK In spite of the rally in risk markets this year, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) expects low returns across asset classes in the coming three to five years as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

Asia's companies rush to issue dollar bonds ahead of U.S. election

07 Oct 2020

HONG KONG Asian companies are rushing to tap global debt markets ahead of the U.S. election on Nov. 3 on concerns volatility could spike and push up borrowing costs if the outcome is uncertain, bankers and fund managers said.

Speculators cut net short U.S. dollar bets, according to CFTC, Reuters data

02 Oct 2020

NEW YORK Speculators reduced their short dollar positions in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

TREASURIES-Yields remain range-bound after jobs data, Trump diagnosis

02 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 2 The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose modestly on Friday, steepening the yield curve, but remained range-bound in spite of news that President Donald Trump has contracted COVID-19 and that U.S. jobs growth slowed in September.

TREASURIES-Yields move slightly higher as stocks pare some losses

02 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 2 U.S. Treasury yields rose modestly on Friday, following stocks, which pared some early losses on the news that President Donald Trump has contracted COVID-19 and that U.S. jobs growth slowed in September.

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