Treasury Yields Jump After Another Sign of Rising Inflation

Source: NYSE

U.S. Treasury yields jumped Friday after another inflation reading showed prices on the rise.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose 6.5 basis points to 2.928% around 4:20 p.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond added 6.6 basis points to 2.995%. Yields move inversely to prices and 1 basis point is equal to 0.01%.

A hot inflation report Friday underscored the difficult macro environment. The core personal consumption expenditures price index — the Fed's preferred inflation gauge — rose 5.2% from a year ago.

Rising inflation and the Fed's plans to aggressively hike interest rates in order to combat these pricing pressures have fueled investor concerns of a slowdown in economic growth.

These concerns have seen investors sell out of bonds recently, pushing yields higher.

The 10-year yield rose more than 25% in April.

The Russia-Ukraine war, which has driven inflation higher, has also added to these fears around economic growth. President Joe Biden has asked Congress to approve $33 billion in additional support for the war in Ukraine. staff contributed to this market report.

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