Markets & Finance

Bonds End Little Changed


From Standard & Poor's Equity ResearchIn Monday's trading, the 10-year Treasury note was flat at 101-18/32 for yield of 4.679%, the 2-year note was flat at 100-07/32 for a yield of 4.767%, and 30 year bonds were up 03/32 at 95-16/32 for a yield of 4.790% on end of month portfolio adjusting. Some traders were awaiting Tuesday's Chicago PMI, Wednesday's ISM Manufacturing index, Thursday's Factory Orders, and Friday's Nonfarm Payroll data for direction.

The market faltered briefly after Richmond Fed President Lacker, who has been the one dissenting vote at the past 3 FOMC meetings, while warning about inflation, said the economy is in a transition back to 2.5% to 3% growth and the creation of about 100,000 jobs a month, following Friday's 1.6% third-quarter economic growth reading. There was little reaction to report Personal Income rose 0.5% in September but spending was up only 0.1%. The core PCE deflator, a key inflation gauge, rose 0.2% on the month, for an annualized pace of 2.4%, down from 2.5% in August.


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