TREASURIES-Yields hit two-month lows after weak jobs report

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    By Karen Pierog
    CHICAGO, Might 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury yields fell to
two-month lows on Friday after knowledge confirmed a a lot
smaller-than-expected jobs acquire in April, however  later bounced
increased, with yields on longer-dated debt rising for the session.
    The benchmark 10-year yield, which dropped to
1.469%, the bottom since March 4, was final up 1.6 foundation factors
at 1.5771%, holding beneath a 14-month excessive of 1.776% reached on
March 30. 
    The 30-year yield tumbled to its lowest degree
since March 1 at 2.158%. It was final 3.6 foundation factors increased at
    Nonfarm payrolls elevated by solely 266,000 jobs final month
after rising by 770,000 in March, the Labor Division reported.
  Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls advancing
by 978,000 jobs. The surprising slowdown in job development was
probably on account of shortages of staff and uncooked supplies because the
economic system recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. 
    The yield drop was a "knee-jerk reaction" that light because the
session wore on and the market digested the info, in response to
    "Regardless of an enormous miss, which it was, it is nonetheless employment
getting in the suitable route," stated Andrew Richman, senior fastened
revenue strategist at Sterling Capital Administration. 
    John Canavan, lead analyst at Oxford Economics, stated the
report strengthened the concept the Federal Reserve can keep on its
current course for longer, which led to intermediate yields
outperforming longer-dated yields, steepening the five-year observe
to 30-year bond curve.
    "As market members pile into curve steepening trades,
a part of that ends in promoting of the lengthy finish," he stated.
    That yield curve was final about 6 foundation factors
steeper at 149.75 foundation factors.  
    U.S. rate of interest futures indicated that merchants pushed out
expectations of a Fed charge hike by roughly three months after
the payrolls report's launch. 
    Eurodollar futures, that are a proxy for rate of interest
expectations, confirmed a 90% likelihood of an rate of interest hike in
March 2023, and totally priced in a hike in June 2023.
    Previous to the report, traders had been betting there was a 90%
likelihood of a hike in December 2022, and a 100% likelihood in March
    Inflation expectations briefly eased within the wake of the
jobs knowledge with the breakeven charge on five-year U.S. Treasury
Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) falling as
low as 2.586% from 2.661% on the earlier shut. It was final at
2.683%, down from a 10-year excessive of two.696% reached on Wednesday.
    The 10-year TIPS breakeven charge additionally rebounded
after falling. It was final at 2.497%, the very best since April
    "The Fed's being extraordinarily straightforward right here nonetheless. We have now stimulus
approaching. It is inflationary within the brief run," Richman stated.
    The 2-year Treasury yield, which generally
strikes in line with rate of interest expectations, was final 1 foundation
level decrease at 0.1468%. 
     A carefully watched a part of the yield curve that measures the
hole between yields on two- and 10-year Treasury notes 
 was about 2 foundation factors steeper at 143.20 foundation
    Subsequent week will convey a burst of provide, with the U.S.
Treasury auctioning $58 billion of three-year notes on Tuesday,
$41 billion of 10-year notes on Wednesday, and $27 billion of
30-year bonds on Thursday. 
   Might 7 Friday 2:00PM New York / 1800 GMT
                               Value        Present   Web
                                            Yield %   Change
 Three-month payments             0.015        0.0152    0.000
 Six-month payments               0.035        0.0355    -0.005
 Two-year observe                 99-245/256   0.1468    -0.010
 Three-year observe               100-64/256   0.2893    -0.022
 5-year observe                99-226/256   0.7741    -0.022
 Seven-year observe               100-18/256   1.2394    -0.004
 10-year observe                  95-236/256   1.5771    0.016
 20-year bond                  95-112/256   2.1597    0.033
 30-year bond                  91-112/256   2.2723    0.036
   DOLLAR SWAP SPREADS                                
                               Final (bps)   Web       
 U.S. 2-year greenback swap        10.25        -0.50    
 U.S. 3-year greenback swap        13.00        -0.75    
 U.S. 5-year greenback swap         9.00        -0.75    
 U.S. 10-year greenback swap       -2.25        -0.75    
 U.S. 30-year greenback swap      -28.25        -1.25    
 unfold (By Karen Pierog; further reporting by Ann Saphir and Kate
Modifying by Sonya Hepinstall)

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