Market Watch: 10-year Treasury yield pulls back as investors rotate into bonds for safety

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Investors on Thursday continued their search for safety and flooded into bonds as the relentless selling persisted in the stock market, pushing Treasury yields lower.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note dropped 7 basis points to 2.842% after rising to its highest level since 2018 earlier in the week. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond moved 5 basis points lower to 2.992%. Yied.

As the sell-off in equities continued, investors moved back into bonds in search of safety. The shift further pushed up bond prices while lowering yields, which move inversely to one another.

April’s consumer price index, released Wednesday, rose 8.3% year-on-year. That was higher than the anticipated 8.1% growth in inflation, but was below March’s 8.5% CPI reading.

The 10-year Treasury yield climbed back above 3% following the release of the report, but then eased back.

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