Treasury yields rise despite election uncertainty and coronavirus concerns

  • Treasury yields extended Friday's rally, when the Federal Reserve announced measures to help small businesses get through the pandemic.
  • The moves come ahead of the U.S. presidential election Tuesday.

U.S. Treasury yields climbed higher Monday despite looming uncertainty around the U.S. election and a continued surge in cases of the coronavirus.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 0.869% at 05:39 a.m. while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond climbed to 1.665%. Yields move inversely to prices.

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Treasury yields extended Friday's rally, when the Federal Reserve announced measures to help small businesses get through the pandemic.

The moves come ahead of the U.S. presidential election Tuesday. A national poll average puts Democratic candidate Joe Biden 7.2 points ahead of President Donald Trump.

The U.S. is continuing to see a surge in cases of Covid-19, with 81,493 confirmed infections reported on Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Traders will also be watching out for U.S. manufacturing data, as a key economic indicator, which comes out at 11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET.

Auctions will be held on Monday for $54 billion worth of 13-week bills and $51 billion of 26-week bills.

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