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(Bloomberg) — Global bonds extended a rally, dragging long-term U.S. yields to their lowest in more than a year, as investors sought safety amid economic and trade uncertainty. The rate on U.S. 30-year government debt has tumbled over the past month and touched 2.
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Seven months later, concerns over trade and global. lowest levels since late 2017.” bond prices have been rising – and yields falling – as investors pulled their money out of stocks and put it into.
The yield on the long bond also fell to the lowest since 2017, at 2.73%. Inflation expectations tumbled yet again, and the bloomberg dollar spot Index surged to its highest level this year before.
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Such language helped push the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note to 2.023%, its lowest close since Nov. 8, 2016-the day of the last presidential election-from 2.060% on Tuesday.
Treasury yields are at multi-year lows, with the 10-year treasury yield reaching 2.32%, the lowest level since late 2017. Further pressure could hit global markets, and strong demand for Treasuries could drive yields even lower, but that should not signal a longer-term trend.
The yield on the long bond also fell to the lowest since 2017, at 2.73%. Inflation expectations tumbled yet again, and the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index surged to its highest level this year before retreating. The rally effectively wipes out the impact of U.S. policy makers’ five rate hikes since benchmark 10-year yields were last this low.
Newsmax: The U.S.-China trade conflict and cracks in the global economy are herding investors to the safest parts of financial markets, pushing yields to multiyear lows and strengthening bets that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in 2019.Disappointing U.S. economic data.
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Government bonds. yields held near record lows in the wake of their recent rally, with Germany’s 10-year Bund yields just off a historic low of minus 0.39% hit on.