NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – The back refreshed worries about the future of the euro and the euro zone have based on Friday in late New York trading, the prices of U.S. bonds. Ten-year bonds with a coupon of 3.5% gained 20/32 to 100-13/32 and yielded 3.45%. The compounded with 4.375% Long bond rose 1-16/32 to 100-19/32, the yield fell to to 4.34%.
Dealers that reports of political discords in Europe have led to increased concern about the stability of the region to flare up again. Parallel to the weak equity markets in Europe and the U.S. and the fallen to a new annual low € revealed the Treasuries attached. The euro fell to below $ 1.24, reaching its lowest level since October 2008.
The good part of the day, economic data were not a burden on U.S. bonds. Thus, the retail sales in April rose by 0.4%, while economists had expected, on average, a decline of 0.1%.
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