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Treasuries Climb


From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

MARKETSCOPE : Treasuries prices rose modestly on Wednesday, as investors watched news about second quarter Gross Domestic Product and supply hitting the market.

The benchmark 10-year note rose 05/32 to 100-29/32 for a yield of 4.76%, while the 30-year bond rose 07/32 to 93-21/32 for a yield of 4.91%.

The goverment auctioned $14 billion 5-year notes. News also hit that U.S. second quarter Gross Domestic Product growth was revised to 2.9% from the advance report's 2.5% rate. The GDP chain price index was steady at 3.3%, as was the PCE price index at 4.1%; the core PCE index was revised to 2.8% from 2.9%.

ADP's national employment report showed payrolls up 107,000 in August. Other pending data include Friday's Nonfarm Payroll report.

Dallas Fed President Fisher delivered remarks similar to yesterday's on the economy, noting that low and predictable inflation was the Fed's goal, with a rotation to more healthy and balanced growth underway.

August Federal Open Market Committee minutes Tuesday afternoon supported speculation the Fed will not raise the federal funds rate target in September.


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