Mid-Session Interest Rate and Treasuries Report

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March 26th, 2012

US Treasury markets trended lower throughout the trading session, pressured by improving European debt conditions and ahead of this week’s $99 billion in coupon supply. This morning’s sentiment reading in German came in above expectations, and there were some discussions of Germany letting two European rescue funds work together, and that reduced demand for safe-haven government debt. June 30-Year Bonds traded higher in the wake of comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke that raised concerns over US economic growth sufficient to bring down unemployment. Some traders took the comments to mean that the door was still open for more quantitative easing.

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