US Treasury yields rose on Wednesday as investors sold secure assets despite the development of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
Yield per benchmark A 10-year Treasury note rose 3 basis points to 1.9807% at 4:50 a.m. ET. Yields on 30-year treasury bonds moved 1 base point higher to 2.2716%. Yields are moving back to prices, and 1 basis point is 0.01%.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced sanctions against Russia targeting the country’s banks, sovereign debt and three individuals.
Earlier on Tuesday, the EU and Britain also announced sanctions against Russia.
The statements came after President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into two breakaway regions eastern Ukraine.
Analysts believe that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could do so The prospects for raising the Federal Reserve’s interest rates are less clear. Tensions have pushed up oil and gasoline prices, which could lead to rising inflation, complicating the Fed’s strategy of controlling high prices.
Wall Street is betting that at the March meeting of the Federal Reserve there is a 100% chance of a rate hike. FedWatch tool from CME Group. Due to high inflation, calls for an increase of 50 basis points at the March meeting accelerated.
There are no major economic releases on Wednesday.
It is planned that the auctions will be held on $ 35 billion 119-day bills, $ 53 billion – 5-year and 22 billion – 2-year floating-rate bonds.
– Pip Stevens of CNBC contributed to this market report.