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Treasuries Finally Give In to Tech Turmoil

  • Yield jumps below 50-day average for first time since December
  • Shift is ‘definitely worth watching’ amid risk-off mood
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Pimco’s Andrew Balls says Treasury yields look "reasonably anchored."Source: Bloomberg
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The turmoil around the social media company -- and technology stocks in general -- has forced 10-year Treasury yields out of a 20-basis-point range that’s held since early February. The benchmark dropped as much as three basis points Wednesday to 2.74 percent, the lowest level since Feb. 6, following an eight basis-point drop Tuesday. The yield has broken below the key 50-day moving average for the first time since mid-December.