Markets & Finance

Treasuries Fall


From S&P MarketScope: Bonds fell. Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for June showed foreign purchases of Treasuries slowed to $7.9 billion from $27.58 billion in May, though corporate bond purchases rose to a record $52.24 billion.

The August New York Fed Index eased to 23.04 from 23.91 in July, beating the expected 19.0. Profit taking after a big rally Friday also contributed to bond market weakness.

The 10-year note fell 07/32 to 99-26/32 for a yield of 4.27%. The 30-year bond sank 12/32 to 113-23/32 for a yield of 4.47%.

Market activity was partly driven by positioning ahead of the CPI, housing starts, and industrial production data tomorrow.


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