Treasury 10-year notes declined for a third day as gains in stocks and higher-yielding securities damped demand for the safest assets.
The benchmark note yields extended an increase after an industry report said U.S. companies increased payrolls more than forecast last month. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and Vice Chairman Janet Yellen both said over the past two weeks that the central bank should maintain stimulus efforts.
“There’s ample liquidity in the market as central banks pursue accommodative policy and that drives demand for riskier assets,” said Nick Stamenkovic, a strategist at RIA Capital Markets Ltd. in Edinburgh. “People are waiting for key data this week, and if they show sign of stabilization or improvements, yields will rise from here.”
Treasury 10-year note yields increased three basis points, or 0.03 percentage point, to 1.93 percent at 8:20 a.m. in New York, according to Bloomberg Bond Trader data. That’s the highest since Feb. 25.
The MSCI World Index (MXWO) increased for a third day, rising 0.3 percent in London. It’s heading for the highest close since June 2008. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) climbed to a record yesterday, and has returned 9.3 percent this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Treasuries fell yesterday as a report showed U.S. services industries expanded at the fastest pace in a year.
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