T-Bond Futures Market News and Commentary
Mar T-notes (ZNH20) on Friday closed up +7 ticks. The 10-year T-note yield fell -3.0 bp to 1.587%.
Mar T-note prices posted moderate gains Friday on mostly as-expected U.S. economic data along with concern that the spread of the China coronavirus will prompt global central banks to boost stimulus measures. Lower European government bond yields on Friday also supported gains in T-note prices.
Concern about the economic effects of the spread of the China coronavirus boosted demand for T-notes on Friday. The outbreak now shows 63,851 confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 1,380 deaths.
Lower European government bond yields underpinned T-note prices on Friday. The 10-year German bund yield fell -1.5 bp Friday to -0.401% on European economic concerns. Friday's data showed Eurozone Q4 GDP rose +0.9% y/y, weaker than expectations of +1.0% y/y, and the slowest year-on-year pace of growth in 6 years. Also, dovish comments on Friday from ECB Governing Council member Vasl... Read more