The dollar rose against all of its major counterparts after the Federal Reserve’s plan to shift holdings of Treasuries to keep the economy from falling into recession increased the refuge appeal of the currency.
The Treasury 10-year yield fell to the lowest level in four weeks as concern Greece will need to tap emergency loans to avoid default pushed down stocks and boosted demand for the relative safety of U.S. government debt.
Treasuries fell, pushing 30-year bond yields to a four-week high, as a U.S. sale of $13 billion of the securities drew lower-than-average demand amid bets the Federal Reserve may buy shorter-term notes to spur the economy.
Treasury 30-year bonds surged, pushing the yields below 3 percent for the first time since 2009, after the Federal Reserve said it will purchase longer-term debt and sell shorter maturities to sustain the economic recovery.
Treasuries rose, pushing two-year note yields to a record low, after Federal Reserve reports showing that manufacturing cooled in the Philadelphia and New York regions raised concern the economic recovery is faltering.