Bond prices fluctuate as Yellen speaks

|By:, SA News Editor

About flat now, Treasury prices have been both solidly higher and nicely lower as Fed head Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate. Leading off her remarks by saying a high degree of monetary accommodation remains appropriate (bond prices rose), Yellen then suggested a faster-than-expected pace of rate hikes should employment continue its current path of improvement (bond prices fell).

The 10-year yield is down one basis point to 2.54%, but Eurodollar futures are off a couple of points, suggesting just the slightest bit faster pace of expected rate hikes.

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Previously: Gold slips below $1,300 as Yellen talks