US Treasurys rose slightly on Thursday as investors prepare for the Federal Reserve’s upcoming interest rate policy decision, expected on June 14.
At 5:37 a.m. ET, the 10-year Treasury yield was trading above 1 basis point, at 3.799%. The two-year Treasury yield rose about 1 basis point, at 4.557%.
Yields and prices have an inverted relationship. 1 basis point equals 0.01%.
|specific||a company||fruit||changes||% is changing|
|US1M||US Treasury for one month||5.12%||+0.092.0000||0.00%|
|US3M||US Treasury for 3 months||5.403%||+0.085||0.00%|
|US6M||US Treasury for 6 months||5.477%||+0.045||0.00%|
|US1Y||US Treasury for a year||5.231%||+0.043||0.00%|
|US2Y||US Treasury for two years||4.567%||+0.017||0.00%|
|US10Y||US Treasury for 10 years||3.807%||+0.023||0.00%|
|US30Y||US Treasury for 30 years||3.959%||+0.017||0.00%|
Investors assessed the outlook for the economy and focused their attention on the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting in a week considered light on the economic data front.
Uncertainty about the Fed’s interest rate policy has been increasing since the last central bank meeting, where it raised interest rates by 25 basis points, but it has hinted that it may pause or completely halt an imminent rate hike.
Since then, however, several Fed officials have indicated that they do not believe that the rate hikes implemented thus far have had the desired effect of lowering inflation and calming the economy. Others have argued that the full impact of the higher rates has not yet passed through to the economy.
Economic data published since the last meeting of the central bank has sparked controversy. April consumer inflation numbers rose in line with expectations, while the April PCE price index, the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, and the May jobs report came in higher than expected.
The consumer price inflation report for May is due on Tuesday, just a day before the Fed’s interest rate decision. Initial weekly jobless claims are due Thursday.
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