US Treasury yields edged higher on Tuesday as concerns over a possible economic recession continued to send investors seeking safety.
At around 7:00 am ET, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield rose less than a basis point to 2.911%, while the 30-year Treasury yield edged up marginally to 3.135%. Yields move inversely with prices and one basis point equals 0.01%.
Markets reopened Tuesday after the July 4 holiday after the major averages ended another losing week, resulting in one of Wall Street’s worst first halves in decades.
In this shortened week, investors look to the release of June jobs report data on Friday. Dow Jones estimates that job growth likely slowed in June, with 250,000 nonfarm jobs added, compared with 390,000 in May. The economists surveyed expect an unemployment rate of 3.6%.
Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy meeting will also come into focus on Wednesday as investors seek to assess the central bank’s rate-hiking path.
Tuesday’s data includes factory orders for May while auctions take place for $45 billion in 13-week Treasury bills and $42 billion in 26-week bills.