10-Year Treasury Yield Rises After a Big Surge Earlier This Week

Source: NYSE

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield inched higher Friday after surging this week amid hotter-than-expected inflation data.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was 2 basis points higher at 1.578% by 4:05 p.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was 3 basis points higher at 1.948%. Yields move inversely to prices and 1 basis point is equal to 0.01%.

The bond market was closed on Thursday for Veterans Day.

The consumer price index released Wednesday showed prices had jumped 6.2% from a year ago in October, which marked the biggest inflation surge in more than 30 years.

"With US Fixed Income markets returning today from holiday yesterday; Treasuries resumed a selloff after Wednesday's abysmal US [consumer price index] inflation numbers continue to weigh on the bond market, creating concern that price pressures will force the Fed to raise rates earlier than anticipated," Barclays analysts said in a note Friday.

The 10-year yield ended last week at 1.45%, but shot higher on the reports showing rapid inflation this week. The yield touched as high as 1.58% earlier in Friday's session.

Despite this week's reversal, the yield is still only back to levels seen in early November and late October.

A fresh report Friday morning underscored consumers' inflation fears. Consumer sentiment in early November dropped to its lowest level in a decade, the University of Michigan reported Friday.

Meanwhile, workers left their jobs in record numbers in September with 4.43 million people quitting, the Labor Department reported Friday. The exodus occurred as the U.S. had 10.44 million employment openings that month, according to the report.

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