Treasury 10-year note yields rose to almost to 3 percent for the first time in two years as fewer Americans than forecast filed for jobless benefits, boosting bets the Federal Reserve will cut bond purchases this month.
The world’s largest economy will expand in 2011 at the fastest pace in six years as American consumers boost spending, said John Herrmann , a senior fixed- income strategist at State Street Global Markets LLC.
Two-year Treasury yields will continue hitting record lows and drop to 0.28 percent by the end of the year, according to John Herrmann , senior fixed-income strategist at State Street Global Markets LLC and that rate’s most accurate forecaster in an analysis by Bloomberg Rankings.
U.S. Treasury yields, which had reached “apocalyptic” levels last week, have pulled back as European officials have grasped the scope of the sovereign-debt crisis, John Herrmann, a senior fixed-income strategist at State Street Global Markets LLC, said today on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop” with Betty Liu.
Federal Reserve policy makers say they want to avoid a sudden increase in interest rates when the time comes to start unwinding record monetary easing. A shrinking federal budget deficit is likely to help them meet that goal.