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Treasury Yields Trim Rise After Shock of Strong Jobs Report

  • A higher expected peak rate is priced into swap contracts
  • Labor market strength persists despite six hikes since March
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Expectations for where the Federal Reserve will need to take its benchmark rate in 2023 rebounded and Treasury yields initially surged after US employment and wage gains exceeded forecasts during November.

The Treasury selloff pushed two-year yields up by as much as 18 basis points to 4.41%, while the 10-year yield added 13 basis points to 3.63%. After that initial surge, the selloff found buyers later in the session and benchmarks cut their losses by more than half, with the 30-year yield turning lower in early afternoon trading.